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Public Ice Skating
Public Ice Skating
Posted Date: 1/5/2009 2:45 PM

The Parks & Recreation Department has issued a warning to all residents concerning unsafe ice 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.

The Parks & Recreation Department maintains two areas for skating as weather permits: J.B. Williams Pond, and Eastbury Pond. Ice must be approximately 6" thick for skating depending on the type of ice present. Department staff checks ice conditions daily and a report on ice conditions is added to the daily activity recording, 652 7689.

Parents are urged to discuss ice safety with their children now, to ensure a safe and happy winter season. Signs are posted at each of the above ponds indicating unsafe ice as conditions warrant. You may help by teaching your children to recognize these signs and to obey them. Before letting your children skate, call 652 7689 for current conditions.

For supervised schedules once ice is at least 6" thick, CLICK HERE.