Some of those who have been skating at Recreation Park in Binghamton say they want the city to provide a larger rink.

A temporary rink was opened at the West Side park in late December. Warmer-than-usual weather provided some early challenges but the number of skaters using the facility has been increasing.

Mayor Richard David said he's pleased with the 60-foot by 32-foot ice rink. He said he is "open to expanding it next year at Rec Park." The modular design allows for expansion.

The mayor also said he is looking at Cheri Lindsey Park on the North Side as the next site for an ice rink.

David said the city started small this winter not knowing how much the new rink would be used.

The $49,000 cost of the temporary rink and equipment now being utilized came from the city parks budget.

A temporary ice rink at Recreation Park's Little League field. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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