The new ice skating facility at Recreation Park on Binghamton's West Side is proving to be popular with city residents.

The 90-foot by 45-foot rink was constructed last year. It opened for use in December.

During a recent sunny but cold afternoon, skaters of all ages were enjoying the facility.

Skaters at the Recreation Park rink on January 31, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Skaters at the Recreation Park rink on January 31, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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A woman who lives nearby was skating with her husband and two young sons. She said they've made several visits to the rink over the past few weeks.

She was pleased a larger permanent facility was built to replace a temporary small rink that was erected at the park a couple of years ago.

The rules for skaters are posted at the Rec Park Rink. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The rules for skaters are posted at Binghamton's Rec Park Rink. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The city spent about $390,000 to construct the rink.

Patrick McGinnis, Binghamton parks and recreation commissioner, declined to comment about the operation of the skating facility.

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