Cold delays opening of skating rink

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- It's so cold in Flint, Mich. that local officials have had to push back the planned opening of a new outdoor ice rink.

The Flint Journal reports that Kettering University officials planned to open the rink at Atwood Stadium on Wednesday, but delayed the event until 6 p.m. on Friday due to extreme cold and staffing issues.

According to the National Weather Service, it was 8 degrees around midday on Wednesday in Flint after the temperature dropped as low as 10 degrees below zero earlier in the day.

Once open, the skating rink will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

Admission to the skating rink is free.

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