Ice Rink

Montpelier ice rink on Statehouse grounds January 4, 2017
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Officials in Vermont's capital city are rejecting a request to keep a popular ice rink on the front lawn of the Statehouse, saying it lacks the curb appeal suitable for the property.

The resort community of Stowe, Vt., will be getting a new multimillion-dollar ice rink.

Town officials say the current arena is suffering from some structural problems. They have been looking at replacing it for about a decade.

Residents narrowly voted down the proposal for the rink last year. But they voted in favor of it in March after a successful campaign.