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A new twist on the ice: Bumper cars to hit Providence downcity rink

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- If you've never mastered ice skating, there's a new activity you may want to give a try at the Alex and Ani City Center's ice rink: bumper cars.

Imagine driving a brightly colored innertube with wheels -- or perhaps a donut. The rink unveiled the recumbent cars Tuesday afternoon. Riders sit in a position similar to a paddle-boat and not only bump into fellow riders but spin 360 degrees as well.

Take a look at the below video from today's event.

https://www.facebook.com/TheProvidenceRink/videos/911434339033972/

The rink is now adjusting its schedule to accommodate bumper cars and skaters, for shared periods as well as exclusive periods for skaters and cars.

A bumper car ride costs $12 per rider for 20 minutes. Riders must be 6 years old and at least 42 inches tall. Children 3 to 5 years old can ride free seated with an adult.

The cars will be available for rental starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Click here for schedule information »


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