Longest human chain of ice skaters-world record set by
11]MEXICO CITY--More than 200 children and teenagers wobbled across
a large rink in Mexico City's main square Wednesday and set a newworld
record for the longest human chain of ice skaters.
To break the record, more than 102 people needed to
skate in a chain for more than three minutes, said Jose Pablo Rodriguez
of event organizer Key Entertainment.
Mexico City topped that when 225 kids aged about eight
to 15 skated in a line, said a city government employee who wasn't
authorized to give his name. It took them five tries, he said.
Photos showed a long line of skaters dressed in white
and red, each holding the waist of the person in front of them like
a conga line, skating around the rink.
Opened last month for the holiday season, the rink
covers some 34,445 square feet (3,200 square metres) - twice the
size of a professional hockey rink. "The dimensions of our rink
here in the Zocalo make it a little easier for the...people to skate
all at the same time," Rodriguez said.