Minneapolis' ice rinks certainly are durable things.
After four and a half days of above-freezing temperatures—including a good bit of rain—the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced the closure of its ice rinks.
According to a brief announcement from the Park Board sent Friday morning:
The warm weather and rain has caused the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to temporarily close outdoor ice rinks across the city.
In Southwest Minneapolis, the Park Board had set up rinks at Armatage, Bryant Square, Kenny, Linden Hills, Lyndale Farmstead, and Lynnhurst Parks.
Update 11:55 p.m. 1/12/13: As of Saturday night, Southwest Minneapolis' outdoor, public skating rinks were closed. Keep up to date with rink status on the Park Board's website.