Headwaters Park ice rink closes for the season, reaches attendance milestone

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Headwaters Park Ice Rink closed for the season Sunday.

Guests enjoy Headwaters Park ice rink at Sunday, March 5.
Guests enjoy Headwaters Park Ice Rink at Sunday, March 5.

Rink officials said 28,703 skaters were counted at the outdoor rink this season, according to Geoff Paddock, director of the Headwaters Park Alliance. The total broke the previous attendance record of 27,227 set two years ago.

All told, nearly 315,000 skaters have enjoyed the rink since it opened in November 2003.

“This has been a record-breaking season,” said Paddock in a statement. “Thanks for the many patrons who have made this a great success.”

The rink will reopen in November for its 15th season.