Mother Nature is forcing the Ice Palace in Riverfront Park to delay it's opening a week to October 29, and possibly even later.
“We are eager to have the Ice Palace open for everyone to enjoy and know we'll have some people disappointed the weather hasn't allowed us to open as originally scheduled,” said Riverfront Park Assistant Manager Debby Dodson.
This great warm weather isn't something that could have predicted four months ago when the planning process took place.
“We hope for the best fall conditions a the right time, and remarkably, what we have now is more like summer conditions,” Dodson said.
It takes six or more consecutive days of cooler weather for installation, and at least average fall temperatures to sustain the ice rink. Rushing the installation during less-than-ideal conditions could set back the opening an additional two weeks and ring up extra labor and supply costs.