INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - 24-Hour News 8 has learned the future of Pan Am Plaza may still involve ice.
A day after Indiana World Skating Academy announced it is closing its rinks, a spokesman for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. said a joint announcement will come soon between the Indiana Ice hockey team and Pan Am Plaza owner Kite Realty.
"They're (Kite) looking forward with the Ice very soon to announce some long-term hockey options for downtown Indianapolis," said Bob Schultz, vice president of marketing and communications for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. "The Ice are very close to Indianapolis and knowing that hockey could be in downtown Indianapolis is a great solution for that space."
The plaza encompasses an entire city block downtown between the Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium and Georgia Street, which was redeveloped for last year's Super Bowl Billage.
Kelley Morris-Adair has been skating at Pan Am since 1991 and said she hopes — whatever the plaza becomes — it'll offer something for everyone.
"It's a great city to come to, it's safe, and there are a lot of things to do," she said. "So whatever everybody in the city can utilize, I think, is what's best for it."
Free bags of salt will be available to the public Saturday after snow moved through Central Indiana this week.
Police were searching for suspects early Saturday morning in connection to a burglary that occurred on the city's north side.
Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at Indiana state facilities be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 7 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.