(( HAPPENING IN WNY SOT OPEN )) HAPPENING IN WESTERN NEW YORK — SOME FAMILY FUN ON THE ICE! THE NORTHWEST ARENA IN JAMESTOWN IS OFFERING ICE BUMPER CARS FOR PEOPLE TO ENJOY. NEWS 4’S ANGELA CHRISTOFOROS TOOK ONE FOR A SPIN. ((THE ICE BUMPER CARS ARE THE NEWEST ATTRACTION AT THE NORTHWEST ARENA IN DOWNTOWN JAMESTOWN. IT’S FUN FOR KIDS AND PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.)) ((I’M A SENIOR CITIZEN AND I DO FEEL LIKE A KID.)) YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A KID TO FEEL LIKE ONE WHEN YOU’RE RIDING IN AN ICE BUMPER CAR AND HAVING FUN BUMPING INTO OTHER RIDERS! ((IT CERTAINLY IS, YES. ESPECIALLY MY BROTHER (LAUGHS)) ((EVERYONE HAS A BIG SMILE ON THEIR FACE WHEN THEY BUMP THEIR DAD, BUMP THEIR MOM, BUMP THEIR KID, IT’S A LOT OF FUN OUT HERE.)) IT’S AN ELECTRIC BATTERY BUMPER CAR ON ICE — RIDERS OPERATE IT WITH TWO JOY STICKS TO EITHER MOVE FORWARD, BACKWARDS, TURN… OR SPIN AROUND. ((AS LOW AS 6 YEARS OLD CAN RIDE BY THEMSELVES. KIDS YOUNGER THAN THAT CAN RIDE WITH A PARENT AND IT’S EXTREMELY EASY TO LEARN THE JOY STICKS.)) ((WE HAVE A LOT OF HOCKEY, SKATING ACTIVITIES AND WE’RE TRYING TO BE A LITTLE MORE DIVERSE IN WHAT WE DO HERE. TRYING TO GET PEOPLE IN FOR PUBLIC SKATE, BUMPER CARS, WE’VE GOT BUBBLE SOCCER COMING.)) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS CRAIG HINDERLEIDER SAYS THE ICE BUMPER CARS CAME FROM COLORADO… AND THE NORTHWEST ARENA IS ONLY THE 13TH SPOT IN THE COUNTRY TO OFFER THEM. ((SKATING IS A LITTLE BIT TRICKY AND DIFFICULT AND SOMETIMES DANGEROUS BUT IT’S EXCITING TO SEE THE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE THAT WE CAN NOW CREATE WITH THESE.)) ((THE ICE BUMPER CARS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH PUBLIC SESSIONS AND PRIVATE RENTALS FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE WIVB.COM. IN JAMESTOWN ANGELA CHRISTOFOROS

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