Patch captured the progression of the Washington Harbour ice-skating rink construction
The Georgetown waterfront ice rink will officially open for ice-skaters Nov. 19 and will ring in its first holiday season in Georgetown Dec. 1. Clark Construction workers began transforming the Washington Harbour fountain into a seasonal ice-skating rink the first week of October. The pictures show construction progression from the beginning of October to the beginning of November. The Dec. 1 fete, the "Winter on the Water" celebration, is a holiday celebration in conjunction with the Christmas Bazaar at the House of Sweden. Get daily and breaking news alerts by signing up for our newsletter.
Construction on the Washington Harbour ice rink is underway.
Clark Construction workers laid white slabs of subflooring over the Washington Harbour fountain on Thursday to begin its conversion into an ice-skating rink that should be finished by mid-November. Workers will lay refrigerator tubes over the subflooring to freeze 3-inches of water to create the ice rink’s surface. The ice rink has a larger footprint than the fountain, said Jenny DeMeo, Washington Harbour General Manager. President of Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park Bob von Eigen believes the waterfront park will be another asset to Washington Harbour. “That area has been abandoned in the winter, but now it’s going to be an attraction,” said Eigen. The construction has attracted a fair share of attention from passersby. Adam Gezelle…