Category Archives: Winter Sports

Crown Point Opens New Skating Venue at Bulldog Park

     The City of Crown Point, Parks and Special Events Departments are excited to announce that Bulldog Park will be opening to the public for ice skating! The ribbon cutting took place at  Saturday, December 22nd prior to open skating at 6pm. Concessions will be available with plenty of hot chocolate and wintery treats.        The…

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Valpo Ice Rink Offers Extended Holiday Hours

     Valpo Parks ice rink will be offering extended holiday hours beginning at 12 noon, Thursday, December 20, 2018. Skate admission is $5 per person and skate rental is $4.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Skate aids, ADA skate sled, lockers, skate sharpening and concessions available. Free helmet rental also available courtesy of Centier…

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Duneland Ski Club is Looking for Skiers & Snowboarders

The Duneland Ski Club of Northwest Indiana is now open for membership for 2018-2019.  A membership drive will be held at the Slide Shop at the Pines Ski Area, 674 N. Meridian (south of U.S. 6), Valparaiso.  The Slide Shop will be open for business and Duneland members will be on hand to talk to…

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Ice Skating at Deep River Park

     Deep River Ice Skating is a 14,500 square foot ice plaza with food and beverage locations, heated indoor bathrooms, a Birthday Party room, and a U.S. 30 Surf Shop. Group Sales and Season Pass offices are available. Plus, the Plaza will be decorated with festive seasonal lighting.     Skate rentals are available for $6…

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Ice Skating In Northwest Indiana

 Skating is freedom and exercise and beauty and fun. It is a great way to embrace winter while experiencing the joy of gliding over the ice with friends and family. In order to experience the joy of skating, you have to learn the sport. It might seem an easy concept – just put on a…

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Central Park Plaza Ice Rink opens to the public November 14

Valpo Parks is happy to announce that the Central Park Plaza Ice Rink will open to the public for the Winter season every November.  Over the next two weeks the park staff will transform the 12,000-square-foot William E. Urschel Pavilion into the center of cold weather fun in downtown Valparaiso. “Last year was our inaugural…

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring in the winter months in Northwest Indiana. However, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for you winter pleasure. Sledding in Northwest Indiana LAKE COUNTY: • Centennial Park – Munster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 . •…

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Tips for Winter Emergencies

    In case of inclement weather and a loss of power, here are some tips of what to do at home if you’re “snowed in.” This post has Tips on what to store, and how to keep your house warmer, and certain dangers involved with emergency procedures.  Gather Emergency Supplies: * A battery powered NOAA…

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Winter Travel Tips

ITEMS TO KEEP IN YOUR CAR: • Gloves & Hat • Small Camping Shovel • Bag Of Salt • A Flare & Distress Flag • A flashlight • Boots • Spare Tire • Ice Scraper • Change of Clothes, (in case you get wet) • Blankets • Candle & Matches (to keep warm in case…

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