MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Statehouse ice rink is scheduled to reopen next week.

The Times Argus reports work on the rink started earlier this week with snow removal. The Montpelier Public Works Department will flood the rink after a Porta-Rink liner is installed Thursday.

The popular rink debuted last winter. It was initially rejected this winter by the Capitol Complex Commission because it didn’t meet the “aesthetic integrity of the State House grounds.”

The commission decided to temporarily allow the rink this winter following complaints from the public and support from Republican Gov. Phil Scott.

This year’s upgraded rink will include holiday decorations and better lighting. Officials say the rink will match the aesthetic of the State House and could become a winter fixture.

Information from: The Times Argus,

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