Dyer Indiana Opens NEW Skating Rinks

Dyer Indiana opened two new ice rinks at the tennis courts of Northgate Park along Calumet Avenue in Dyer Indiana, a project that has long been in the making.

The rinks may be closed due to warm temperatures according to Dyer Director of Parks and Recreation Michael O’Shea. The rinks will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until mid-March, weather depending, when colder temperatures move into the Region possibly early next week both rinks should reopen.  One rink is the size of 40-by-80-foot and is a natural ice rink with a smaller synthetic rink, which is made of 18-by-18-inch synthetic ice tiles.

There isn’t a fee to skate at the rink, and skate rentals are not available. There are mats at the rinks so skaters can put on skates before hitting the ice. In addition, the rinks are Illuminated by tower lights that the town staff turns on and off when both of the rinks are open. They are open for Dyer residents, or anyone who just shows up to skate.

The smaller link is for any younger skater that didn’t want to go on the ice rink — they could just skate on the fake ice, synthetic ice – the synthetic ice. So, when it is warmer, you would still be able to use the smaller rink. Neither rink will be used for hockey, and the sign says “no games, hockey sticks, hockey equipment and nets.” 

For skating availability at Dyer’s Northgate Park patrons should check the Park Department’s Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/dyer.parks.3, or call the department at 219-865-2505, to ensure the rinks are open. 

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