SHEBOYGAN FALLS — The Sheboygan Falls Rochester Park skating rink has reopened to the public effective this week.
The rink was originally opened on Dec. 26, but damage was sustained to the ice. Recreation and Aquatic Director Bryan Hansen said the damage the damage was two-fold.
"The warmer weather that day (Sunday, December 27th), coupled with the wet-heavy snow that evening definitely caused some issues. But we did have some kids who made it worse by chipping holes in the ice with skates and piling snow up on the rink that ended up freezing to the surface overnight," he said in an email.
Most of the bumps have been chipped away, and the rink has been resurfaces a few times to make conditions fit for skating so it could be reopened to the public on Wednesday.
Hansen said temperatures in the low 20s or colder are ideal for resurfacing, so their next efforts will be on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
It is an 84' by 84' rink located on the infield of the Rochester Park baseball diamond and is open to all ages. Hockey equipment and skates are available for use. It is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with the lights on from 4 to 11 p.m.
Photos of the rink installation courtesy of the Sheboygan Falls School District: