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Ward Village shoppers get cool treat with outdoor skating rink

Gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi was on hand for the opening of the ice skating rink at Ward Villages. Gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi was on hand for the opening of the ice skating rink at Ward Villages.
KAKAAKO (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An outdoor ice skating in Hawaii.

That's no longer a pipe dream, but a reality at Ward Villages.

"To have this in Hawaii is an amazing thing. It's the first time ever, so it's a cool thing," said champion ice skater and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, who was on hand for the opening of the new ice skating rink.

Todd Apo, of Howard Hughes Corp., which owns and manages Ward Village, said it took no small amount of engineering skill to get the ice at the rink to stay frozen in Hawaii's warm weather.

"As we can see today, it's a little bit warm. The sun's out on part of the rink, but it's still frozen," he said. "It's a lot of equipment."

The rink is smaller than what some might be used to, but at 4,200 square feet can still accommodate 120 skaters at once.

The rink is open daily through Jan. 10, including Christmas and New Year's Day. An hour and a half of skate time, rental skates included, costs $15.

For more information on the ice skating rink, including hours, click here.

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