BUFFALO, NY - Another attraction will become a part of Buffalo's burgeoning waterfront Thursday evening when the ice skating rink at Canalside officially opens.
Crews have spent the last week preparing the pop-up shacks that will house vendors and making finishing touches to the ice, which is four times the size of the rink at Rockefeller Center.
In addition to skating, which costs $5 and is free to children 5 and under, there will also be broom ball and curling leagues, and ice bikes for rent.
The rink sits on the site of the Memorial Auditorium, and an insignia on the rink pays tribute to it.
The grand opening ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m.