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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Portland Readies Ice Skating Ponds in Time for Winter School Break

The City of Portland’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department is pleased to announce the latest ice skating report for the ponds it maintains throughout the winter season. City staff hope citizens will get out and enjoy these offerings, especially during winter school break. Of course, conditions change frequently with the weather, and staff will continue making improvements as needed.


Deering Oaks Pond: The entire pond at Deering Oaks is open with good skating overall. 

Ludlow Pond: The pond on Ludlow Street behind Deering High School was shaved and plowed down this week in order to remove unevenness. Skating conditions are very good. 

Payson Park Pond: The pond at Payson Park in Back Cove has beautiful ice and additional water was just added yesterday to make a new layer. 

Breakwater Pond: The pond at the rear of the Breakwater School in Nason’s Corner off Capisic Street has very good ice. Water was added yesterday to make a new layer. 

Riverside Golf Course: Riverside Golf Course offers two free ice skating rinks at the North course, including a smaller pond that has lights for night skating. Crews worked all week to get these two ponds up and running. The Riverside Grille at the Golf Course is open for hot chocolate and other food and drinks after ice skating. 

Parks Department
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