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Skating at Town Ponds and Skating Areas

Post Date:12/29/2017

Eastbury Pond and J.B. Williams Pond will be open for unsupervised skating beginning at 10:00 a.m. on 12/29/17. The Riverfront Park will be open for unsupervised skating beginning at 1:00 p.m. on 12/29/17.

As a reminder, please make sure to check the 24 Program Recording Line (860)652-7689 (Press 5 for Skating Conditions) daily for updated conditions. Winter can be a dangerous time when it comes to freezing ponds. All too often, ponds look safe enough for skating but are not. At Town ponds, ice must be approximately 6" thick for skating depending on the type of ice present. Department staff checks ice conditions and a report on ice conditions is added to the daily activity recording. In addition, signs are posted at all skating locations indicating unsafe ice as conditions warrant. 

Happy Skating and Happy New Year!