FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Headwaters Park Ice Rink opened its gates to the public to kick off the 18th season.
While many holiday activities have been altered or canceled because of the pandemic, organizers were determined to bring some joy this holiday season.
Two friends, Myla Toliver and Piper Leis, tell Fort Wayne's NBC, they were concerned the rink wouldn't open this year.
"I was just kind of scared it wouldn't open cause what else are we going to do when it's so cold," said Toliver.
Each season, the two make it a priority to visit the rink as much as possible.
"Well since it's our tradition, I was kind of worried that we wouldn't be able to do that and we might have to find something else to hangout and do and make kind of like our new tradition," said Leis.
There are some safety protocols in place at the ice rink to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This year capacity is reduced to 50 percent, face mask are required and costs for admission and skate rental have increased by a dollar.