UPDATE: Temperatures for the next few days are expected to be above normal, thus making the flooding/prepping of the ice rink impossible at this time. If temperatures drop low enough to allow for the prepping, the ice rink will be able to happen.
An ice rink in Dell Rapids will get a trial run during the Christmas break. During the city council meeting on Monday, December 1st, the Dell Rapids City Council voted in favor of giving an ice rink in Dell Rapids a trial run during the holiday season. A Dell Rapids resident brought up the idea of an ice rink to the council during their regular meeting on November 17th. The council at that time voted to table a decision about the ice rink until their next meeting to allow city administration to put together a plan.
City Administrator Justin Weiland proposed the idea of getting an ice rink ready for use during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. After a trial run during that time, the city would then gather reaction from the public to determine if there was enough interest to justify maintaining the ice rink for the rest of the winter season. The council voted in favor of this plan 6-1.