I can’t imagine the sort of a/cs that are implemented to keep the air cold as well.
I started ice skating on a frozen pond on my family’s land when I was a little kid. Both of us only ever went on the ice after my father diagnosed it himself beforehand, this was to prevent the opening of any one of us falling through the ice in addition to drowning or dying from hypothermia. As every one of us got older, every one of us started migrating to the nearby ice skating rink instead, mainly because my siblings in addition to I had friends from school who hung out at this endpoint. This was a fun venue to hang out with friends on the weekends or during school vacations. They had an arcade in the lobby area where you’d enter after walking through the front door. They had a pro shop off to the side with extremely expensive hockey gear in addition to equipment, or you could simply pay the $5 to get your ice skate blades sharpened. I remember thinking to myself back then that it must cost a lot of money to operate an ice skating rink. First of all, you need industrial chillers to keep the ice cold in addition to prevent it from melting. I can’t imagine the sort of a/cs that are implemented to keep the air cold as well. But when you walk into the lobby area, there is heat running to keep everyone warm that isn’t in the skating area. So you have lots of heat running on one side of the building in addition to cold air chillers on the other. It must cost lots of money for all of that heating in addition to cooling energy. It’s especially exhausting in the summer time when outdoor temperatures work against the ice staying cold indoors.