Alas, this year there won't be outdoor ice skating in Prospect Park during the Christmas vacation and winter season. The old Wollman Rink is being renovated --but totally renovated -- into a spiffy new year-round facility, renamed Lakeside, that promises to be bigger and better. Well, it should, considering that it cost $74 million and has taken years. A few little areas have opened, Music Island and the esplanade, but the Prospect Park Ice Skating Remains Closed. Lets revisit this issue in winter, 2013.