Winter Activities Update for Dec. 22

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 2:32am

Ice Skating Rinks - Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks are open today from 11:00a.m. - 9:30a.m. (weather and participant permitting). Staff continues daily maintenance of the ice rinks and will open the other skating rinks as soon as they are safe. If any other rink open yet today, another message will be sent.

Ski Trails - Staff packed the base and set track at Odana Golf Course and Elver Park on Friday. Both Elver and Odana have the short course set for tracks. Elver Park Warming Shelter will be open today from 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. Ski rentals are available. Lights will be on.

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 dig out and haul snow after the big storms this weekend.

  • Parks Administration, 266-4711