Outdoor city rinks open in seven locationsSuperior’s outdoor skating rinks open at 4 p.m. today. “We believe each site will have some good ice available for skating or boot hockey,” said Mary Morgan, Parks and Recreation administrator.
Superior’s outdoor skating rinks open at 4 p.m. today.
“We believe each site will have some good ice available for skating or boot hockey,” said Mary Morgan, Parks and Recreation administrator. She said establishing the rinks has been a challenge this season, given unseasonably warm temperatures. The rinks were originally slated to open in conjunction with students’ winter break in December.
Two lighted rinks and a warming shelter are featured at each of seven sites.
“City rinks are flooded on turf as opposed to a hard surface or gravel,” said Morgan. “We need the turf to be frozen in order for the ice to set up properly.”
With temperatures at or above freezing, it has taken repeated attempts to flood the rinks.
Rinks are located at the Allouez Play Area, 3631 E. Second St.; Billings Park Civic Association, 3903 N. 18th St.; Pattison Skating Area, 1016 Faxon Ave.; Carl Gullo Park, 510 26th Ave. E.; Petroske Complex, 5902 Weeks Ave.; Red Barn Skating Area, 901 E. Sixth St.; and Wade Bowl Complex, 1228 Clough Ave.
Skating rinks are open 4-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with one day closed for flooding.
Call the Parks & Recreation Hotline at (715) 395-7299 for rink closure information.