3/15 Rink Update: With the warm weather and rain, we’ve officially shut down the outdoor rinks. Hope you got the change to enjoy some time on the ice this winter!
For current conditions of some of our neighborhood volunteer-run rinks, follow them on Facebook!
Greenway update for 3/14:
The freak storm last night dropped a few inches of wet snow. After plowing, a thin coat of packed wet snow remains. Warm temperatures today should melt this packed snow into puddles. Plenty of snow on the shoulder to get in last minute skiing and snow showing today into tomorrow. Great conditions for all recreational activities on the bike path today. Do not miss out on these beautiful winter/spring conditions. Some ponding in the path is likely to occur until drainage systems unthaw but no safety issues expected. But take note the freezing temperatures return Saturday night and may form ice. This warm spell will allow Paul to work on opening up the untouched stretch between Harrison Ave and Perkins Pier.
Outdoor Ice Skating
Burlington currently has outdoor ice rinks in five of our parks (Lakeside, Battery, Calahan, Roosevelt, & Starr Farm). Ice is maintained by either volunteers and those that skate there, or BPRW park staff. If you want to have a quick game of ice hockey, or just practice your skating, the outdoor rinks are the perfect place. Some rinks offer free skates to borrow, and some even have skating under the lights. There are also public skating hours at Leddy Arena if you prefer skating indoors!
Reminder: Please keep off the outdoor ice rinks when they aren’t frozen solid.
Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, & Walking/Biking
The Burlington Greenway and other trails, are an excellent place to get some snow shoeing in. The Greenway offers 8 miles of path that is maintained by Burlington Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront. Plowing of the path usually begins between 24 and 72 hours after a storm event. For more information on plowing, please visit the Winter Plowing Policy post!
If any of these activities are right up your alley, then I am sure you have wondered what the conditions were like before taking off to your favorite activity. Now you can find all the information about the winter activities around the Burlington area in one place. Every Thursday there will be new information pertaining to your favorite activities, including the conditions of the six outdoor skating rinks and the Burlington Greenway for you to view! The information runs from Thursdays to Wednesdays, and will be updated on a weekly basis.