Jobs that Cool Off Hot Summer

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Not everyone is being affected by the sweltering heat this summer. Some people are actually staying out of it, thanks to their jobs.

For thirty years Flying Penguin Ice has been turning down the heat.

The Bryan company swings into action during the summer, cranking out 75,000 pounds of ice a day.

"It gets hot and people need ice and restaurants run out of ice," Robert Heath said. "People want ice for their coolers when they go to the lake, so summer is a good part of the year for us."

The company's coolers stay at 20 degrees, and it's bagging room never inches past 50 degrees, so triple digit temperatures don't seem that bad.

"I think the bagging room is a lot better than being out in the sun on a day like today," Heath said.

The ice factory isn't the only place keeping it cool. Imagine working in an ice cream shop, surrounded by tasty treats.

"There's nothing better in the summer than a nice cold ice cream cone or sundae," Cameron Bohannon with Shakes said.

The temperature at Shakes remains on the low-side to make sure its ice-cream stays frozen. However, if you can't resist temptation, you can get a work-out ice skating.

The Arctic Wolf Ice Center brings a little winter to the dog days of summer.

"It's probably cooler in here than the pool," one ice-skater said.

So if you like ice, ice cream, or ice skating you can beat the heat this summer and have a little fun.

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