Now the city has come up with a skating rink using faux ice (works better in 86 F degree weather). The rink is only open at certain times and was closed when we came by. It's very small, though, so serves mostly younger children. But they have fun skating on it.
I've never skated on this faux ice so have no clue what it feels like. The rink will come down soon as we leave the holidays behind.