(WICHITA, Kan.) — It's an ice skating rink with no ice, in fact, there's no water at all frozen or otherwise. It's called synthetic ice. It's basically just plastic panels covered in oil.
"There's no water involved and no energy consumption," said Glide Plaza owner Salvador Marroquin.
But that doesn't mean it's no fun.
"It's fun, it's my first time and I haven't fallen yet," said skater Kaitlin Grines.
You wear regular ice skates and while it is a bit slower than the real deal, the slippery surface takes some time to get used to
"It's pretty cool, I'm ready to try it myself," said Grines' mother Amanda Patterson.
The Glide Plaza is in Towne West Mall. A Hutchinson man bought the rink after he saw similar ones in malls out of state.