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Frank Southern Ice Arena Won’t Re-Open This Winter

The exterior of the Frank Southern Ice Arena in Bloomington.

The Frank Southern Ice Arena will not re-open this winter because of safety concerns over COVID-19.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday that restrictions on crowd sizes was among the leading factors in deciding the arena will stay closed.

The arena has been closed since late November.

"In the grand scheme of our responsibilities, keeping the ice arena closed until this fall is the right decision for the community,” Parks and Recreation Department Director Paula McDevitt said in a news release.

The city tentatively plans to re-open the arena in October.

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