It’s time to skate
Once Mother Nature decided that it was time for WINTER, she didn’t hold back. There is a silver lining though, ski resorts around Montana have opened early and with good conditions. The other is The Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Department started flooding our local skating rinks, and with the steady cold weather, the ice has held.
This is a good time for a refresher course on the number of skating rinks we have here in the Butte area. I would have to think that Clarks Park comes to mind when most people think of skating in Butte. I have spent countless hours on the ice at Clarks, skating with family, pushing a puck with friends, or just gliding early in the morning, I love Clark Park.
The idea of the Stodden Park ribbon is exciting to me. When I was young, we used to skate at Stodden, when the ice was around the 8th hole on the par 3, in that real loose figure 8. I really want to lace up the skates and see the ribbon for myself.
The Racetrack Ice Skating Rink is one of those spots that I have always had to myself. It sits right behind the Racetrack Fire Dept, on Grand and Farragut.
By the picture, you can tell the Centerville Ice Skating Rink is up the hill a-ways.
Silver and Girard Streets Ice Skating Rink is another great ice surface if you are up on the hill, it is North/ West of St. James, a block West of the Ronald McDonald home in People’s Park.
The BSB Parks and Rec crew also maintains the Ramsay Ice Skating Rink, out to Ramsay!
The Butte High Altitude Skating Center will have family skating tonight from 6 pm -9 pm. There will be concessions, and skate rentals available.
The High Altitude will also be open Saturday and Sunday from Noon- 5 pm, with concessions, and skate rentals available. They will also be taking donations if you would like to help them purchase a new tractor. You can find their GoFundMe HERE.
The Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Dept and the Butte Amateur Hockey Association will be sponsoring free skating and skate rentals at the Butte Community Ice Center, at 1700 Wall St.
December 21st through the 23rd from 1:30-3:30.
And again, from December 26th through December 30th from 1:30 – 3:30.