Two ice skating rinks operated by the Trump Organization are set to close in Central Park at 4 p.m. on Sunday after the city severs its contract with the company.
The de Blasio administration’s decision to cut ties came after the Capitol riot, CBS New York reports.
The leases to the Wollman Rink and the Lasker Rink will be terminated on February 26, with rinks set to close Sunday, giving time for the Trump Organization to move out.
Families have opposed the move, with one skater pleading for more time. “So much has been taken away from us this year, and this was one thing that was kind of holding us all together,” Mya Henning told CBS New York.
“It’s only, like, six weeks more that we’re asking for.”
Eric Trump, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization and former President Donald Trump’s son, issued a statement to CBS New York calling the move “a political stunt that only hurts New Yorkers.”
The Trump Organization will also no longer operate the carousel in Central Park and a golf course in the Bronx. However, the Trump Organization is appealing to the city’s decision to cut ties.
But the city is already looking for replacement operators, though it’s unclear when a replacement will be named.