City of Yonkers to Temporarily Close E.J. Murray’s Skating Rink
YONKERS, NY – March 5, 2020 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the temporary closing of E.J. Murray’s Skating Rink in Yonkers due to potential exposure to the COVID-19 Virus (or coronavirus). Out of an abundance of caution, the city decided to close the public rink for cleaning and sanitizing after learning members of a local hockey team who recently played at the rink are now being quarantined because of possible contact with the coronavirus.
“While we have no evidence rink patrons were directly exposed to the virus, we are moving ahead with a temporary closure of the rink to conduct a thorough cleaning,” said Mayor Spano. “We cannot be too careful right now, and do not want to place residents at additional risk. We ask residents to continue to be mindful and stay home if they are not feeling well and to practice regular hand washing.”
E.J. Murray’s Skating Rink, located at 348 Tuckahoe Road, is expected to reopen in the coming days.
Residents are encouraged to call the Mayor’s 24-hour hotline for any updates of city program or facility closings at 914-377-HELP (4357).