HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — You don't have to be an Olympic speedskater to glide along an icy loop in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The city of Houghton in January created a skating path at Kestner Park. Five laps around the “ice ribbon,” as it's known, equal about a mile.
“People were really eager to put their skates on and go skate. There’s a lot of positive energy," said Brad Barnett, director of the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau. "It’s just a new way to go out and enjoy winter up here.”