The Downtown Ice Rink has been one of my favorite things that has happened in Downtown Fresno this winter. And a lot is happening! However, the Rink has been a place that has brought excitement for something new, folks from all over Fresno to Downtown, and adventure in attempting ice skating for those that had never done so before!
There are a lot of things I love about the Rink, but I cherish the connections that are being made as folks wait in line, lace up their skates, and offer each other pointers as to how to skate successfully. Particularly heartwarming is when children from our neighborhood light up as they receive their skates and are on the ice exclaiming, “I’m ice skating!” Our neighbors are turning ‘hello’s into cups of coffee at nearby coffee shops and sitting together to share how we can support each other as a Lowell community.
The Downtown Ice Rink has become a place of connection as we skate and take part in the beginning of something new for Downtown Fresno and Lowell, let’s continue to take part in it!