The Ice Rink Gets A Face-Lift

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The Park District acquired a new American-made Zamboni, which will be the primary one used for ice cleaning at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink. It replaces one that the district purchased during the 1970s. (Photos by Michele Siegel)
The Park District acquired a new American-made Zamboni, which will be the primary one used for ice cleaning at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink. It replaces one that the district purchased during the 1970s. (Photos by Michele Siegel)

Great Neck Park District employees have been busy at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink.

Supervisor Rick Canfield (left) and master carpenter/park maintainer John Petruzska pose in front of the trophy cabinet at the far end of the rink.
Supervisor Rick Canfield (left) and master carpenter/park maintainer John Petruzska pose in front of the trophy cabinet at the far end of the rink.

The latest improvements include renovated locker rooms, beautiful trophy cases and a new Zamboni to keep the ice in tip-top shape. Two new heaters have been installed with stools underneath them for those who like to keep warm while watching the skaters. Next time you’re at the rink, check out all the improvements that have been made for visitors’ safety and comfort.

The renovations are complete in this new locker room and it’s ready for skaters.
The renovations are complete in this new locker room and it’s ready for skaters.
These stools are positioned under the heaters and provide spectators with a bird’s-eye view, keeping them warm and comfortable even on the coldest days.
These stools are positioned under the heaters and provide spectators with a bird’s-eye view, keeping them warm and comfortable even on the coldest days.
Park employee Edwin Sosa is busy installing a new rubberized floor, so skaters can keep their blades in tip-top shape.
Park employee Edwin Sosa is busy installing a new rubberized floor, so skaters can keep their blades in tip-top shape.
This locker room in the midst of being improved.
This locker room in the midst of being improved.
Here’s a before picture of a locker room.
Here’s a before picture of a locker room.

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