Time to Lace Up Those Skates

1/4/2013 -

Time to Lace Up Those Skates
Cool temperatures make for ideal skating conditions at Portland’s outdoor rinks

PORTLAND, Maine - Due to the cold temperatures this week, Recreation and Facilities Management crews have been able to flood several of the city’s ponds, creating excellent outdoor skating conditions. All ponds should be open for skating by tomorrow morning.

Where can the public skate in the City of Portland?
• Deering High on Ludlow Street - open to the public now
• Deering Oaks Park – flooded last night, open to the public
• Nason’s Corner/Breakwater School Pond – open to the public tomorrow
• Payson Park – currently being flooded, will be open tomorrow
• Riverside Golf Course (the city’s only lighted outdoor skating rink) – crews are currently resurfacing the pond and it should be open to the public this weekend
• Portland Ice Arena – Get your skates sharpened at the Ice Arena. Classes and open skate times are available, call 774-8553 or visit the city’s website at portlandicearena.com for more information.