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Haiti On Ice

Haiti On Ice


ŽHaitians practice their ice skating skills at a basketball gym that

has been transformed to host the upcoming event, "Haiti On Ice" in

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Organizers originally tried to hold the show

outdoors, but they finally

surrendered to the heat and moved indoors. But it'€™s still August, and

it costs $1,600 an hour to run the generator that keeps the ice cold.



Doubters said it was crazy to try to put on an ice show in the blazing

Caribbean heat that bakes the hemisphere's poorest country. Yet, after

nearly a year of postponement after postponement, it looks as if the ice

show will actually happen. This weekend. Maybe. If the ice doesn't

melt.

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    American City Business Journals

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