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Outdoor Skating & Winter Activities

Outdoor rink update 3/3: Rinks are NOT skate-able.

After a nice spell of cold weather, we’re back to spring-like conditions. Please stay off the rinks until they’re frozen solid again. Hopefully that will happen again this season!

Winter update 2/20

Outdoor Skating Rinks

  • Calahan – rinks are open
  • Battery – smooth and open
  • Starr Farm – just flooded today, please wait until it’s frozen to skate
  • Calahan – open
  • Lakeside – open
  • Roosevelt – Not open

Greenway

Has been plowed, but watch for icy spots!

Starr Farm Rink is looking good!

Rink update 1/21

  • Calahan (choppy ice), Lakeside, Starr Farm and Battery rinks are open!
  • Roosevelt is still closed

For current conditions of some of our neighborhood volunteer-run rinks, follow them on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/calahanparkcommunityrink

https://www.facebook.com/Lakeside-Skating-Rink-439944602731945

 

Greenway updates:

We post updates here within a few days of winter storms. See below for more details about our plowing policy.

 

1/16

More snow was cleared. Path was plowed mid day today. Most of the path is wet asphalt with some patches of melting slush snow. With cooling temperatures on the horizon, development of icy patches is possible. Please use caution and be safe!

11/12 The first snow of the season!

Path has been plowed down to a thin layer of slush in the sections we plow (from Perkins Pier to the north, and some small sections near Oakledge). Be aware slush on pavement may freeze to ice. There is plenty of snow on shoulders for snow activities! Remember: Ski to the East.

 

More Info

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!