SO STRANGE TODAY. MY COLLEAGUE ALICE GAINER IS THERE LIVE. [ PAUSE ] Reporter: LONNIE, YOU PROBABLY THOUGHT WERE YOU GOING TO TOSS TO ME IN THIS LIVE SHOT HERE AND THAT I’D BE SKATING ON THE RINK. SAVED BY THE ZAMBONI! CREWS ARE CURRENTLY OUT THERE NOW RESURFACING THE RINK IN BETWEEN SKATING SESSIONS. THEY ARE DEALING WITH A LOT OF WATER AND PUDDLES MELTING ICE OUT HERE AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON THIS RINK LOOKED LIKE A SWIMMING POOL. THE HUGE PUDDLES AND BLUE CONES OUT MARKING THEM OFF BUT PEOPLE JUST WENT ON THROUGH. WE SAW PEOPLE ICE SKATING IN SHORTS, TANK TOPS, YOU IN A NAME IT WATCHING THE CREWS RESURFACE THE ICE WAS ALSO INTERESTING. THE ZAMBONI WAS OUT AS CREWS USED BROOMS TO PUSH THE WATER OUT. ONE WORKING SAYS THIS HAPPENED ONCE LAST YEAR TOO SO IT’S NOT COMPLETELY UNUSUAL. IN ADDITION TO THE ICE SKATING, THE HOLIDAY SHOPS WERE OUT AND OPEN ALSO ADDING TO THE WEATHER CONFUSION. IT’S WET. VERY WET. MY 4-YEAR-OLD JUST FELL. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BUY A NEW OUTFIT. Reporter: IF YOU FALLEN AT ALL IN THE PUTLES ? NO, I DIDN’T. 75 DEGREES IN BRYANT PARK AND SKATING. YOU CAN’T ASK FOR ANYTHING ELSE. I WAS TELLING THEM THAT I HAD TO WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES IN THIS WEATHER, IT’S TOO WARM. I’M SEEING PEOPLE WALKING AROUND IN WINTER COATS. YOU KNOW? PUT YOUR SHORTS ON. YOU CAN’T DO THIS MUCH LONGER. Reporter: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ICE SKATING IN A TANK TOP BEFORE? NO, NO, NO. Reporter: I MEAN, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? I’M OUT HERE INTO SLEEVELESS DRESS. IT’S NOVEMBER! IT’S AROUND 5:00 IN THE EVENING. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! TAKE A LOOK ONE MORE TIME HERE AT THE RINK WHERE CREWS ARE REALLY TRYING TO PUSH THIS WATER OUT OF HERE. BUT THAT HASN’T STOPPED THE RINK HERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT SKATING. YOU CAN SEE THE FOLKS OVER THERE WAITING TO GO INSIDE THE RINK. DESPITE THESE BIG PUDDLES PEOPLE DON’T SEEM TO MIND. TRY NOT TO FALL BECAUSE YOU’LL GET SOAKED.

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