FYI: Outdoor ice skating rinks in DuluthA listing of area ice rinks that have been flooded in the past. Please e-mail any updated information like skating hours and rink opening times to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update the entries.
By: Jana Peterson, Duluth Budgeteer News
Many of the city’s other outdoor skating rinks are now being maintained by area community clubs, hockey groups and neighborhood organizations.
Following are some of the area rinks that have been flooded in the past. As of press time, the Budgeteer was unable to verify that any of them are operating yet.
Bayfront Festival Park, Fifth Avenue West and Railroad Street.
the Bayfront Family Center will be open and staffed from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Special skating hours during the school holiday break will be 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 31. The rink will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.
Irving Recreational Center, 20 S. 57th Ave.
The pleasure skating rink is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and could be open on weekends if more volunteers come forward. Call 393-3256 to volunteer, or if you are interested in renting the Rec. Center and ice for hockey time or an ice skating party.
The Rec Center (and its ice) is also open through the Keene's Creek Youth program from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays during Christmas Break, Dec. 28 through 31.
Children can sign up for outdoor hockey for Irving mites 1 and 2 through Dec. 30. Sign up at Irving Rec. Center between 5-9 p.m. on weekdays. There will be a bake sale and Mites 1 hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday. starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Irving Recreation and Events Association is planning an indoor/outdoor Winter Carnival Jan. 30-31, which will include snow games and races.
Call 393-3256 for more information.
Duluth Heights, 33 Mulberry St.
Fond du Lac, 131st Avenue West and Fifth Street
Gary/Stowe, 801 101st Ave. W. (Opening Jan. 2 and only on days when school is in session.)
Grant, Ninth Avenue East and 11th Street
W. Lafayette, 3026 Minnesota Ave.
Lincoln Park, 501 N. 25th Ave. W.
Lower Chester, 15th Avenue East and Fifth Street
Memorial, 5315 Grand Ave.
Merritt, 4017 W. Seventh St.
Morgan Park, 1242 88th Ave.
W. Norton Park, Coleman and 81st Avenue West
Observation, 914 W. Third St.
Piedmont, 2302 W. 23rd St.
Portman, 4601 McCulloch St.
Riverside, Manitou Street
Cato Avenue Woodland, 3211 Allendale Ave.
We'd love to have up-to-date information in this story, which will remain on the Web site until the ice thaws. Please e-mail any updated information like skating hours and rink opening times to email@example.com and we will update the entries.>/i?