Update: Ice Ribbon remains closed due to ammonia leak
SPOKANE, Wash. — UPDATE: The Ice Ribbon remains closed Monday morning. The city issued this tweet explaining the reason behind the ongoing closure:
The Skate Ribbon remains closed for a mechanical repair. All systems are being fully evaluated and we will share an estimated re-opening time as soon as it can be determined. We thank you for your patience.
— Riverfront Park (@SpoRiverfrontPk) February 5, 2018
The city of Spokane has closed Riverfront Park’s Skate Ribbon for the remainder of the weekend due to an ammonia leak. Spokane firefighters responded to an alarm on Saturday afternoon indicating the leak and made the decision to evacuate skaters until repairs could be made.
Due to the leak Post Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Summit Boulevard is closed. Spokane Falls from Wall to Lincoln was closed but is now re-open. The exit to the River Park Square parking garage remained open.
According to city officials, ammonia is used in the ice-making system at the Skate Ribbon.
Repairs are currently underway, but the city says the ribbon will remain closed until all systems can be fully evaluated. The fire department will remain on scene until repairs are completed.
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