Winter Activities Update Dec. 23-25

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 7:46am

Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks are open today from 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. (weather and participant permitting). The ice rink warming shelters will be open on Dec. 24 from 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. but are closed on Dec. 25. Ice rink maintenance will resume on Friday, Dec. 26.

Ski Trails - Staff packed the base on Monday at Odana Golf Course and Tuesday at Elver Park Friday. Both Elver and Odana have the short course set for tracks. Elver Park Warming Shelter will be open today and Dec. 24 from 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. (weather and participant permitting) Ski rentals are available. Lights will be on. Elver Shelter will be closed on Dec. 25. Ski trail maintenance will resume on Friday, Dec. 26.

Sledding Hills - Conditions continue to be great for sledding. Sledding hills are located in Warner Park, Berkley Park, Olbrich Park, Heistand Park and Elver Park. Parks Staff reminds everyone to have fun, be safe and respect your fellow sledders. Bring your own sleds. Keep a safe distance from others when sledding. Exit the bottom of the hill as quickly as possible. Walk up the hill using the side of the hill. And remember, the use of the sledding hill is at your own risk.

With each snowfall, we like to remind the public that park staff immediate priority is for public safety. Staff will be plowing streets, sidewalks and bike trails. Ice Rink and Ski Trail maintenance will resume after those jobs are completed. As of today, much of the park staff continues to plow and haul snow after these series of snow storms.


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