With the high temp climbing up to nearly 60 degrees this weekend. The Griffins had to cancel the fundraiser.

According to a release from the Griffins, this weekend's soaring temps will likely render the rink at Rosa Parks Circle unusable.

“As much as we all love warmer weather, this weekend’s forecast is highly disappointing as it relates to the Great Skate,” said Bob Kaser, president of the Griffins Youth Foundation and founder of the Great Skate. “The Griffins Youth Foundation is so appreciative of the support from our sponsors, fans and the community who have helped make this one of West Michigan’s premier outdoor winter activities.

Alternative plans were discussed, but the Great Skate has always been successful in large part because it was held outside at the Rosa Parks Circle skating rink.

What a bummer! Here's hoping for cooler temps next year.

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