Above is a not-so-good photo of the new outdoor ice rink coming soon to the Burlington Creek shopping district in the Northland. As mentioned, this is a really, really small rink. Like, think of a really small ice rink, and then picture it about half that size. Yeah, muy pequeño. Muy muy muy.
Basically, to the far left of the photo is the tower-thing (pictured below), which represents one far side of the rink. If you click on the photo and make it larger, you will see the edge of the businesses on the far right, which is the other end of the rink. I assume that tree isn't going anywhere, so the rink will shimmy into that space up against Em Chamas et al. It's essentially going to be an ice covered patio.
But don't fret, Kansas City area ice sport enthusiast! It is still an ice rink. Plus, the KC ICE site – not updated since its creation – still boasts it is in some way supposed to support Russell Stover hockey. Also, it's still going to open this winter, so says the banner on the tower-thing built (I assume) just to hold the banner stating when the rink will open. So, that's good.