Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Forget that famous but dinky little skating rink in New York's Rockefeller Center. And forget the warm climate in Mexico City.

Mexico's capital is the scene of a giant outdoor skating rink. It opened this month. 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 novice skaters fall.


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