ice skating harris pavilion manassas

Greg Hambrick/InsideNoVa

Manassas has canceled ice skating this season at Harris Pavilion due to the resurgence in COVID-19 cases and capacity restrictions put in place by Gov. Ralph Northam. 

"Public safety is our main priority but the limitation in how many people can be on the ice at any given time also makes opening the rink financially unfeasible," the city said in a news release.

In lieu of ice skating, the city has purchased several propone heaters that will be placed strategically within the pavilion to allow for expanded outdoor dining during the lunch and dinner hours. The ice rink was scheduled to open Friday.

"By doing this, we hope to support our restaurants by providing additional opportunities for outdoor dining and encourage our community to support city restaurants this winter," the release said.

The city, along with partner Rink Management Inc., said they look forward to returning ice skating to the pavilion next winter.

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RR_Mikey

Another blow to downtown businesses. The restaurants and bars are hanging on by their fingertips already.

covid2021

RIP free CBD samples.

derek005

Better thank Trump for hiding the virus and calling it a hoax. This lame duck so-called president is nothing doing anything about this and has done nothing the past five months.

timt

I beg to differ Derek. Trumpy has played a lot of golf and held many virus super-spreader events as his recent “accomplishments”. [wink]

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