"That's what made this possible because [the cost to flood Pioneer Park's rink] was so low, I thought, 'Well, we definitely have it in the budget to support two rinks in this town,'" Biolo said.
Biolo expects it to take four more days of spraying to ice the rinks over. Expected snow in Rhinelander could slow that work, as parks workers will need to help clear lots and city sidewalks. Biolo would like to eventually put a lighted tree in the middle of the Trig's rink.
"More people will drive by and see people skating, so hopefully it becomes a good hot spot for people that want to get out."
Biolo says the rinks are pretty much maintenance-free once they're formed, but parks workers will likely need to periodically clear snow and re-spray the rinks to keep them smooth.
The city hopes to open both the Trig's and Pioneer Park rinks next week.