Citing pandemic, Stockholm puts outdoor winter sports on ice

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Update: Stockholm has reversed its decision for cross-country ski tracks and says it will begin prepping trails around the city. Officials though stressed it's "very important" for skiers to keep their distance both in parking lots or when traveling by public transport.

  • Stockholm announced it will not facilitate outdoor activities like ice skating rinks due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Ice rinks the city usually has in public places – that rely on electric cooling systems – have been turned off and melted away.
  • Other places in the country have kept sites open, emphasising the importance of people staying active.