A non-ice skating rink at a commercial complex here is attracting many couples and families with children, as it allows them to enjoy the winter activity in warmer conditions.
Unlike conventional ice-covered rinks, the rink, housed in the Oasis 21 complex, is made of plastic and coated with silicon wax, according to an official of the Higashi Ward facility.
Users of the rink must wear special skates. This year, the rink added a feature that allows skaters to interact with images projected onto the surface by gliding over them.
The skating rink is open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and winter holidays (Dec. 24-Jan. 6). The rink will be open through March 1, except on Feb. 23.