Ice skater in critical condition after falling at Spokane's new outdoor rink


SPOKANE, Wash. — UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that an ice skater had died from injuries sustained during a fall at Spokane's Riverfront Park outdoor ice skating rink.

The city of Spokane has since issued a correction saying that the skater is currently in critical condition.

The city says it is investigating the accident as well as safety processes. It says the first step will be to make helmets available as soon as possible to skaters at no cost.

Spokane Riverfront Park's ice ribbon features a wandering pathway of ice set amid the outdoor landscape. It opened in early December.

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