Mexico’s slightly nutty mayor has come up with a new cunning plan to keep the inhabitants of Mexico City entertained. Next Saturday the Zocalo will disappear under a sheet of ice, as an outdoor rink is opened for the public. During the summer, it was fake beaches…but this beats that by a mile! I have a few queries though – it is pretty warm in Mexico City even during winter. Just how much energy will be needed to keep the ice solid. Or at least solid-ish. Can they keep it from slushing at all? It’ll be pretty embarrasing if they can’t! And how are they going to keep it looking icy white? There’s a fair bit of pollution that’ll be falling on it. Oh well. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. I wonder if they’ll have any UK size 11 skates to rent out?
How the Zocalo normally looks. From one of my 2003 photos.