Bridgeport ice rink touts benefits of skating during sweltering hot days
Looking to stay cool, but keep fit at the same time? Try ice skating, says workers at Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport.
The workers say it’s a great way to get a workout in without the risk of dehydration that people who exercise outdoors face.
"The risk of dehydration is a lot higher and you can get to a point where you can't come back from it," said Jayme Clark, of Hartford HealthCare Fairfield Primary Care.
“Eleven laps around a full size rink like this is equal to a mile. You can come here for an hour and you can skate a marathon,” said Lisa Fedick, general manager of Wonderland of Ice.
Experts say people with long haul COVID symptoms can be more vulnerable to the heat.