Ice rink evacuated in Bethpage due to chemical odor
The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center was evacuated during a hockey game Tuesday night after a strong chemical odor filled the air.
Dozens were evacuated from the rink immediately. Six people were hospitalized with minor injuries.
A hazmat team was joined by fire departments from Bethpage, Hicksville, Wantagh and Franklin Square at the scene.
Officials believe the odor was a product of a malfunction in a compressor used to keep the ice cold.