Claim Case Studies & Legislation: Outdoor Skating Rink
A woman was at a municipally owned and operated outdoor skating rink. The rink was maintained throughout the winter months and included wooden boards around the perimeter and a gate to get on and off the ice. There was an outdoor mat that led from the gate to a bench where skaters could take their skates on and off. The woman put her skates on and was walking on the mat to the rink when she fell, fracturing her ankle. The outdoor mat had become wrinkled and folded during the course of the day and had become a trip hazard.