Parks Department Clears the Way for New Rochelle Skaters

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Parks Department Clears the Way for New Rochelle Skaters

January 20, 2009 - 23:33

New Rochelle Parks Commissioner Bill Zimmerman, asked to respond to our ice skating story from the weekend, told Talk of the Sound that with Mother Nature's cooperation "it was wonderful seeing families enjoying some good old fashion winter outdoor recreation!"

Zimmerman told Talk of the Sound that Park Department staff will provide an update tomorrow on the remainder of city pond and lake skating conditions - they need to meet the City's minimum requirement of four inches of ice thickness from center to edge. He reports that his crew was out today clearing additional sections of ice (in addition to their other park related snow removal assignments).

Asked about the possibility of the New Rochelle Fire Department spraying the ice to smooth it out and thicken it, Zimmerman said it was discussed earlier today but may not be possible.

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what happened to the ice skating? 1 day it was allowed and the next it wasn't. it was so much fun. its been cold as [email protected] out lately so i don't see how the ice could be thining