So what if it’s cold? Try ice skating or sledding


With the temperatures expected to continue well below freezing for the foreseeable future, the City of Evanston reminds residents that there are abundant opportunities for outdoor ice skating and sledding within the city boundaries.

For starters, rinks have been created at Baker Park, Bent Park, and Leahy Park.

Baker is located at Forest Avenue and Keeney Street, Bent is at Central Street and Cowper Avenue, and Leahy is at Lincoln Street, west of Ridge Avenue.

Of course, if you’d rather skate indoors, there’s always the Robert Crown Center at Main Street and Dodge Avenue.

Northwestern University also has free outdoor skating, at the Norris University Center, after Jan. 1.

As for sledding, it is permitted at James Park, but not on the large center hill, popularly known as Mt. Trashmore.

The city reminds all users of the parks that they are skating or sledding at their own risk.

More information is available on the city’s website.


Charles Bartling

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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