Travis Busack uses a fire hose to spray water over the Seventh Mountain Resort ice skating rink Tuesday evening. This is one of the final steps in preparation for the rink to open on Friday. More than 3 inches of ice will cover the 8,000-square-foot rink, lasting throughout the winter. The rink will open for the season with Cosmic Skate, a laser-light-themed skate, this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Costume dress is encouraged, and those in costume will receive $2 off. Admission is $8 and free for children 5 and younger.