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  • Skating Rink in Seoul Plaza
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 323]

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    As in the past decade, a skating rink will be opened from December 16 until February 23 in Seoul Plaza.
     
    The one opened this winter will be quite different from those of the past. Considering the large number of people who want to use the plaza in winter, the plaza will be divided into two so that other events may be held on the other side of the plaza.
     
    Not only that parents can now read books borrowed from the nearby book café (see photo) over a cup of tea or coffee while watching their children skate. They can enjoy warm and delicious eomuk (fish cake) in a cafeteria. A special vehicle sent by the Seoul Metropolitan Government Research Institute of Public Health and Environment will keep checking the ozone level. When the ozone amount reaches a given level, the skating rink will be closed.
     
    This year, the period of opening will be extended by 19 days compared to last year. The safety and convenience of children and family visitors will be enhanced by operating a separate rink for infants. The admission fee will remain unchanged from last year (1,000 won). On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of opening the skating rink in Seoul Plaza, we are planning to hold diverse performances and sports programs in cooperation with businesses engaging in public good activities. These are just some examples of innovative administrative efforts. 🙂