Bismarck Parks and Recreation says outdoor ice rinks aren't quite ready

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North Dakotans don't just hibernate when it gets cold out. Some want to play on the ice.

Bismarck Parks and Recreation says it hopes to have all outdoor rinks and trails ready to go by Thanksgiving or Christmas break. But it all depends on the weather.

"Everytime it gets cold, everybody wants outdoor ice right away, but we have to wait for a little bit till the ground freezes up so we can start putting water down and building up that ice," said Kevin Klipfel of the Bismarck Parks and Rec.

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