Mississippi State Fair will have ice skating rink

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — (8/10/19) Ice skating will be available this year at the Mississippi State Fair.

State Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson says a temporary ice rink will be installed inside the Mississippi Coliseum on the fairgrounds in Jackson.

Gipson announced Friday that a Florida-based company called Magic Ice USA will build and manage the 8,000-square-foot (743-square-meter) rink.

Construction will begin in late September, and the fair runs Oct. 2-14.

The cost of skating will be $10 per person.

Admission to the fair costs $5 for every person older than 6.

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