Stamford's Twin Rinks invites skaters to get out of the heat

Posted: Updated:
STAMFORD -

With the heat outside above 90 degrees, Stamford's Twin Rinks saw a crowd of people enjoying its 50-degree indoor temperatures.

The rinks are composed of 10,000 gallons of frozen water and offer open ice-skating sessions, summer camps, lessons and even practice space for NHL players. It also offers open public skating for people of all ages.

Gov. Richard Bluenthal sent out a warning today that heat can be dangerous for the elderly and young children, so it's important to get indoors in the cool air.

"It's different than going outside," says Robert Rode, the general manager. "You beat the heat, you kind of enjoy your friends. Kids are just kind of enjoying the ice, hanging out with their friends and having fun."

MORE: News 12 Weather Center

Rode also says that skating is a great skill to have because it builds confidence and character.

Even for those not interested in skating, Twin Rinks boasts a health and fitness center and an arcade. They also have two cafes where you can sit and watch experienced skaters twirl and glide on the ice.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Your 2019 Easter Photos

    Your 2019 Easter Photos

    Submit your Easter bunny photosSubmit your Easter bunny photos
    Submit your Easter bunny photosSubmit your Easter bunny photos
    All dressed up for Easter? Or do you have a great Easter bunny photo you want to share? News 12 wants to see them all.
    All dressed up for Easter? Or do you have a great Easter bunny photo you want to share? News 12 wants to see them all.
  • 2019 New York International Auto Show Gallery

    2019 New York International Auto Show Gallery

    BugattiBugatti
    BugattiBugatti
    The New York International Auto Show is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
    The New York International Auto Show is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
  • Guide: National park sites in the tristate area

    Guide: National park sites in the tristate area

    Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty
    Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty

    A guide to the national park sites and trails on Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City and the Hudson Valley.

    A guide to the national park sites and trails on Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City and the Hudson Valley.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."