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Skates (and masks) on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink is opening in a limited way but on time for the holidays.

The Rockefeller Center website says the iconic, sunken rink in midtown Manhattan is welcoming skaters Saturday afternoon as part of a tradition dating to the 1930s.

The rink is operating at reduced capacity, with skate time limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required as a further pandemic safety measure.

Another seasonal fixture, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, went up last weekend and will be lighted Dec. 2.

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