Wednesday, January 23, 2013
After another unusually warm winter, frigid temperatures this week were just what skaters needed.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Cotey
Wednesday, January 23
The Greendale Parks and Recreation Department has opened its free ice rink Wednesday. The department made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. Several consecutive single-digit days paved the way for the opening, which was delayed by another unseasonably warm winter. For more information on the ice rink's availability, drive by or call the Park and Recreation Department at (414) 423-2790.
Friday, January 11, 2013
It hasn't been cold enough to open up the Greendale Ice Skating Rink, located in the Village Center. Organizers are determined to get it up and running this season.
Despite getting a late start this year, the organizers of the Greendale Ice Rink are determined to provide free skating to the community. Jackie Schweitzer, Director of Greendale's Park & Recreation Department, says ideally they need to have two to four inches of frost in the ground before the ground ice rink can be used, but that hasn't happened because of this winter's unseasonably warm weather. Crew members started working on the rink thinking they might have some luck during the last winter storm but the warm weather that followed delayed the work once again. Schweitzer said it needs to be single digits to low-teen temperatures to get the ice rink started. Crews, made up of one to three people, have put in about 30 hours of work this…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Organizers determined not to give up despite unusual weather this winter.
Despite getting a late start this year, the organizers of the Greendale Ice Rink are determined to provide free skating to the community once again. On January 17, workers were out clearing the snow in front of Greendale Middle School in order to start creating the ice rink. Jackie Schweitzer, Director of Greendale's Park & Rec Department, says ideally they like to have four inches of frost in the ground before they start the rink, but that hasn't happened so far with this winter's unseasonably warm weather. When a cold snap finally happened last week, organizers decided to go for it. Because the rink is created on a grassy area, many thin layers of ice have to be built up by spraying water from a hose attached to a nearby fire hydrant. …