After several delays, Center Ice at Bass Street Landing — Moline’s new outdoor ice rink — opened Saturday.

Located at the foot of 17th Street near Kone Centre, the rink initially was to open a week ago. But the ice did not freeze as fast as expected during setup. The setup crew located a new chiller, the equipment that cools the fluid that runs through pipes that freeze the ice. But in changing out one chiller with another, they lost a couple inches of ice — delaying the opening again.

While they had enough ice as of Wednesday, the surface was too hard to make the final preparations with a Zamboni machine. That process — applying a final coat of hot water, which freezes faster — succeeded Saturday morning, and the smooth surface was achieved.

Capacity is 200 skaters at a time.

Cost for a 90-minute session is $5, or $8 with skate rental.

Today’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other hours of operation and more information is available by calling 309-517-1930 or online at CenterIce-BassStreet.com.

Locations

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.