Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ice Rink at Van Cortlandt Park Taking Shape

   The first section of the new Van Cortlandt Park Seasonal Ice Skating rink where the main operation center and customer services area was put together as several modular overseas shipping boxes were placed next to  and on top of each other. One by one the steel boxes were placed next to each other, welded together, and then the second floor was added to the bottom floor. The two story structure contains as many as 15 of these modular overseas cargo boxes with windows cut out for viewing and to let sunlight in as you will see in the photos below. 

    The next phase will be to set up the rink itself, and then it is predicted by the operator in early November to have a soft opening before the official opening around Thanksgiving. If everything goes on schedule and the weather gets cold enough to make and keep the ice hard the rink will be in operation 7 days a week. The seasonal ice skating rink is being built on the two front tennis courts that became decrepit over the past years.

Left - Front view from Broadway as the modular building is being constructed in Van Cortlandt Park.
Right - A view of the back of the modular building from the handball court area.

Left - Modular units were spread out on the ice rink site, and picked up when needed.
Right - The last modular unit is being set in place.

Left - The final modular unit is in place
Right - A finished view of the modular unit.


  1. Hooray! That rink will be a wonderful addition to our community. I can't wait to take the kids.

    And shame on those who opposed it for all the wrong reasons.

  2. Oh no more loud as Dominicans