Friday, January 11, 2013
They're closed until further notice. The January thaw (and rain!) had to hurt.
Sorry, skaters. Poor ice conditions after days of warm midwinter weather and even rain have led the Fridley Parks and Recreation Department to close ice rinks in parks across the city. Here's the bad news posted at the Fridley Recreation Facebook page: Ice rinks are closed until further notice due to poor ice conditions. If everyone stays off the rinks they should be able to open back up relatively soon -- hopefully over the weekend. If people don’t stay off the ice, the ice will be further damaged & rinks will need to remain closed. Related:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Skating, Sledding, Hockey, Broomball—Commons Park has it all.
- On Patch
Saturday, January 5
Commons Park has it all but 10 other sites have ice too.
Commons Park has the most cold-weather options and facilities for fun in Fridley—Tony Huber calls it Fridley's Winter Park—but the City of Fridley's Parks and Recreation Department also maintains 10 other ice sheets in town if skating's your thing. Fridley's one warming house is at Commons Park, open weekdays 3–9 p.m.; and weekends, holidays and school-out days, noon–9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Parks and Rec aims to have them ready for skating by Dec. 21, 2012.
If the frozen tip of your nose is telling you it might be time for outdoor skating, here's an update on ice rinks from Sue Johnson at the City of Fridley Department of Parks and Recreation: The recent snow storm has delayed the work necessary to get the rinks ready for safe, skateable ice. It requires 7–10 consecutive days of temperatures below freezing while putting the water down to get a 3”–4” layer of ice; however, when it snows, the Maintenance staff are asked to plow the streets and this causes a delay in preparing the ice for use now, and during the regular season, because ice rinks are the last to have the snow cleared. The Park Maintenance staff will be clearing the snow and flooding the rinks this evening (Dec 11). Keep in mind …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Broomball, boot hockey, volleyball—take your pick with Fridley Parks and Recreation.
Get in on the action by signing up pronto to play in the City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Department's winter adult athletic leagues, taking place at locations such as Hayes Elementary and Commons Park. Check out the details online here by clicking on the PDF thumbnail.