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  • Mayor Oh opens Seoul’s skating rink of memories

  • Integrated News SMG 3042

    Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon celebrated the opening of the city’s winter attraction — “2010 Seoul Plaza Skating Rink,” on Dec. 17.

    The Seoul Plaza skating rink is greeting its seventh year this year with added excitement at its return to its original location, after having been moved to Gwanghwamun Square last year, Seoul City said.

    Mayor Oh, in his opening speech, noted the skating rink’s established reputation as a winter landmark symbolic of the nation’s capital, highlighting that the rink attracts over 20,000 visitors every year.

    The mayor also attended the performances held in celebration of the launch of the colorful street lights along the Sejong-ro path that starts at Gwanghwamun and ends at Sungnyemun (Namdaemun). The city’s chief topped off the event by skating in the rink with professional speed skater Lee Kyu-hyuk and citizens of Seoul.

    The opening ceremony also featured recorded congratulatory messages from world-class figure skater Kim Yu-na and other figure skaters.