Winter Recreation for New Year's Holiday

Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 3:34am

12-31 Elver, Tenney, Vilas, Olbrich and Westmorland skating rinks are open today. Elver, Vilas and Tenney Park have skate rental today from 11a.m.-4p.m. and on Jan. 1 from 2p.m.-9p.m.. Westmorland Park's warming house will be open the same hours as above. Olbrich will be open until 9p.m. but the warming house is not yet open. Parts of Vilas Park Lagoon are open for skating. Please note that all other ice rinks have thin ice and people should stay off.

Ski Trails - All of the ski trails are open, however, due to icy weather, the conditions on the groomed tracks are fair. All of the trails, with the exception of Turville, have been groomed this week. Elver Park will be open for ski rental on Dec. 31 from 11a.m. - 4p.m., Jan. 1 from 2p.m. - 9p.m. and Jan 2-3 from 11a.m. - 9p.m. Odana Hills will be open for rentals on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 2-3) from 8:30-4:30p.m. Both Odana and Elver are scheduled for grooming over the holiday weekend.

Sledding Hills - Conditions are good 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 sled, wear a helmet, 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.

  • Parks Admin, 266-4711