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Too Hot? Here's Where You Can Stay Cool Today Around Rochester

From the ice cream shop to the ice rink, some ideas for escaping the heat.

Summer made an early appearance yesterday and stayed today. Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-90s and residents received a y. 

At 11:30 a.m. thermometers read 85 degrees in Rochester Hills.

Some residents tried to look on the sunny side of the heat.

"No complaints from me," posted Rochester Patch reader Kathie Noonan on Facebook. " After a monsoon season and no sun, it is nice to see the sun and blue skies. The heat is part of the package."

Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell said his department was equipping trucks with extra water and other hot-weather supplies. He was advising people to drink plenty of water and stay indoors if they suffered respiratory problems.

Stay indoors? Here are four places to try:

At the ice rink: You'll need a fleece jacket for this activity. An open skate session is planned for noon-1:50 p.m. Tuesday at the . Admission is $3, with a $2 skate rental fee. Open skate sessions are planned for noon-1:50 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.

Inside an ice cream shop: Todd Frerichs is owner of in Rochester Hills. The shop opened at 11 a.m. and Frerichs and his crew were ready to serve up the cold. His recommendation? Pink Lemonade Sorbet ("it gives me a brain freeze," Frerichs said) or a strawberry-mango fruit smoothie. Cold Stone is open until 9 p.m.

At the library: The is open today until 9 p.m.

To the OPC: The invites people aged 50 and older who are residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township to hang out at their facility during hot days — or any day. Transportation is available by calling (248) 656-1403.

At the movies: At Emagine in Rochester Hills, these movies had afternoon showtimes on Tuesday: Bridesmaids, Kung Fu Panda 2, Something Borrowed, Pirates of the Carribean, On Stranger Tides, The Hangover 2 and Thor 3D.

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