CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1996 |
A decade ago, the future of ice skating rinks in Orange County seemed as promising as that of a snow cone on a sweltering summer afternoon. The Brea Mall's rink had just closed, leaving the Ice Capades Chalet in Costa Mesa as the county's last ice-skating venue. But on Aug. 9, 1988, a decidedly winter activity suddenly became hip in a region famous for its lack of winter.