Get Your Skates On! The Local Ice Rink is Already Open
This is the second time since 1982 that the ice rink has opened earlier than normal. Local Chanhassen residents are overjoyed to know they can go skating already! Although it is a bit chilly this week, it is supposed to warm up by next weekend. Make it a fun family, or date night, activity after the new year.
According to Park and Recreation Director Todd Hoffman, “the cold temperatures this December were nearly ideal for flooding rinks, he said. “There was a lot of activity when the rinks opened up,” he said. “When they open early, people are excited to get out there.”
So find your ice skates and get them sharpened! Once you get out on that rink it will be the most fun you’ve had outdoors in a long time. The Chanhassen rink usually stays open until mid-February, weather permitting. The city also maintains a weather hotline at (952) 227-1411 that has up-to-date information on rink availability.