Evanston’s outdoor ice skating at city parks will be suspended until after the snow emergency ends, as personnel are busy digging us out.

The outdoor rinks are located at Ackerman Park, Central Street at McDaniel Avenue; the Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street; and Baker Park at Forest Avenue and Keeney Street.

Because crews are currently occupied with removing snow at community centers and parking lots, they are not available to remove snow from the outdoor rinks until after the snow emergency ends, the city said.

Indoor skating at Crown Center, Main Street and Dodge Avenue, is still available, however.

The city warns residents not to use “Mount Trashmore” at James Park for sledding, skiing, snowboarding, or tobogganing, as it is prohibited by municipal ordinance.

For a recorded message regarding outdoor ice rink conditions, residents may call (847) 859-7822, ext. 8. Also, information is updated regularly on the city’s website.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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