Mexico City Opens Giant Ice Skating Rink Forget that famous but dinky little skating rink in New York's Rockefeller Center. And forget the warm climate in Mexico City. A giant outdoor skating rink opened this month in Mexico's capital. And it accommodates an average of 1,000 skaters per hour.
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Mexico City Opens Giant Ice Skating Rink

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Mexico City Opens Giant Ice Skating Rink

Mexico City Opens Giant Ice Skating Rink

Mexico City Opens Giant Ice Skating Rink

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Forget that famous but dinky little skating rink in New York's Rockefeller Center. And forget the warm climate in Mexico City. A giant outdoor skating rink opened this month in Mexico's capital. And it accommodates an average of 1,000 skaters per hour.

The city found a way to keep the ice frozen, but after that, people are on their own. Thousands of spectators in the grandstands watch the novice skaters fall.