City skating ponds remain closed

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News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:

Skating ponds remain closed

(January 3, 2014) – Despite cold temperatures, the skating ponds at Lakeside, East Swinney and Reservoir Parks will remain closed to skaters this weekend. Snow has blanketed the ponds and insulated the ice – preventing a good, thick layer from forming. The Parks & Recreation Department has the red lights and flags at the ponds to indicate that conditions are not safe.

More reliable ice is available at Headwaters Park during public skating hours. These public skating times are subject to change due to special events, rentals and holidays.

Residents are asked to stay safe this winter and follow the rules and guidelines of the City and the Parks & Recreation Department. If conditions change, the Department will put out a press release and indicate improved ice at the ponds.

In the meantime, red lights/flags are posted at each outdoor ice skating pond. For additional information, call the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department at 260-427-6000 or visit

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