JMC Ice Arena remains closed as crews continue to search for leak

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ERIE, Pa. — A small leak at the JMC Ice Arena continues to cause a headache for crews.

It’s been more than a month, and crews continue to chip out concrete in search for the leak.

But there’s been no such luck.

Scott Mitchell of the Erie Zoo oversees the rink and said it’s been a frustrating process. Scott said they now have it narrowed down to one quadrant of the ice.

“We are looking for a pinhole in 9 miles of tubing protected by 6 inches of concrete, so it really presents a challenge and I know the hockey community is anxious, but no more anxious than we are,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said he has no time table to tell when the ice rink will reopen.

He said they’ve done so much work that when they find the leak, it will take weeks to put the rink back together.

Meanwhile, hockey teams who usually use the arena are traveling to other rinks in and out of town to play.

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