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.
Recent Stories . . .
Sledding in Northwest Indiana
It can get boring during the Pandemic during the winter months, however Sledding happens to be a socially distant activity for Family Fun in Northwest Indiana. In spite of the Pandemic, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for your winter pleasure Continue Reading . . .
Getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task, as the days get colder and the nights get longer. Most of us hit the pavement or gym and only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re… Continue Reading →
Does your family take annual ski trips? Do you like to hit up the sledding hills or build a magnificent snowman after the first big snow of the season? What about winter hikes or runs through the neighborhood? No matter how you like to spend your time outside, winter is full of opportunities. However, you… Continue Reading →
The annual WinterFest, returns in late January with some New Activities. Changes have been made to the Annual Winterfest due to restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are events available for everyone even though It will look and feel different than in the past. This Annual Event is hosted by… Continue Reading →
Driving in the snow is beautiful and exhilarating, but it can also be a nightmare. If you do not have the know-how or tools, you can have serious problems with winter driving. Before you hit the road, here are a few of the most common car problems during the winter you should prepare for. Deflated… Continue Reading →
Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this… Continue Reading →
For many people, the holidays are the highlight of the year. Even beyond the magnificent feasts and heartwarming family gatherings, the break from school or work brings a great opportunity for unforgettable trips and experiences. Of course, like many things in 2020, COVID-19 has changed a lot of winter travel plans. You don’t have to… Continue Reading →
The time of year where we turn our thermostats up and look forward to cozy nights in our homes has come. Although, if you turned your thermostat up and found you still have to bundle up for warmth, you may have a bigger problem on your hands. These top reasons why your house is always… Continue Reading →
If there is a part of the country that knows winter, it’s this one. We don’t complain about our cold, snowy winters. We use them as bragging rights. (And after the polar vortex of 2018, can you blame us?) But just because we are used to the snow doesn’t mean that we are always quite… Continue Reading →
Winterizing your home may be tedious, especially in older homes. Checking the furnace and its filter, closing all your storm windows, cleaning out the gutters, and so on is a lot to remember. What happens when winter sets in, the temperature drops, and you’re getting hit with precipitation left and right? One day it’s rain… Continue Reading →
Essential Work Out Equipment for Cold Weather
As the days get colder and the nights get longer, getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task. Only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes and hit the pavement or gym. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re going to need…