Attention ice skaters: Global warming need not keep you from your favorite activity. At the American Museum of Natural History, a new rink has opened using--get this--synthetic ice. According to the website, The rink is made of an artificial ice, or "synthetic ice," surface that allows ice skating blades to glide smoothly. The use of synthetic ice has environmental benefits; natural ice requires a significant amount of electricity for refrigeration, and the synthetic surface is made of 100% recyclable and non-toxic materials. The synthetic ice does impose some skating limitations: skaters cannot use skates with double blades.
Weird. Doesn't require cooling. Sounds like fun, though. And he rink at the museum is so pretty!