Youth hockey players escape injury in rink roof collapse

Feb 28, 2015 2:25 PM by News Staff

CANTON, Mass. (AP) - A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-weighted roof collapsed at a Massachusetts skating rink.

Police in Canton say everyone is safe and accounted for after Saturday morning's collapse.

Police say the rear portion of the roof at the Metropolis Skating Rink began to fail as a Norwood youth team was inside but they were able to get out along with parents and rink workers.

Air pressure from the collapse also damaged part of the building's front facade. State and local inspectors are evaluating the building.

State officials say roofs on more than 150 structures have collapsed because of snow loads this winter season.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4