A youth hockey team escaped without injury when part of a snow-weighted roof collapsed at a Canton, Massachusetts, skating rink on Saturday morning, officials said.
Police said the rear portion of the roof at the Metropolis Skating Rink began to fail as a Norwood youth team was inside. But the team was able to get out along with parents and rink workers. All are safe and accounted for.
Witnesses said they heard a series of loud bangs before the collapse that alerted them to get out.
Various roof collapses in New England have caused significant damage and injuries.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has closed the Murphy Rink in South Boston until further notice.
The following DCR agency-operated rinks are still open.
• Bajko Rink, Hyde Park
• Connell Rink, Weymouth
• Devine Rink, Dorchester
• Kelly Outdoor Rink, Jamaica Plain
• O'Neil Rink, Charlestown
• Steriti Rink, North End
• Reilly Rink, Chestnut Hill