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Nice weather for skating at city rinks

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says the city’s three outdoor ice rinks at Ackerman Park, Baker Park and Dawes Park Lagoon are now in good shape for skating, and chilly temperatures should keep conditions good through the end of the month.

Bobkiewicz said he’s gotten several complaints from residents about the condition of the rinks.

Part of the problem, he says, has been the flux in temperature and part of the problem has been staff resources to keep up flooding and clearing the ice once the temperatures got consistently cold again.

Bobkiewicz says, "We have rearranged some staff responsibilities to make sure we keep the three rinks in good shape at least for awhile longer this winter. We may shorten the number of weeks we commit to outdoor rinks next year just so that we can assure that we have the allocated staff resources to keep them in best shape weather will allow."

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