Park District opens ice rinks

Staff Report

    The Wilmington Island Park District announced last week that the ice rinks on the North Island Park baseball field are now open to the public.
    The district is not planning to proceed with its annual pond hockey tournament, the Island City Classic, this year.
    The staff delayed opening registration until it could be certain the ice would freeze and remain frozen. To do that, they had to wait to fill the rinks until the ground froze, which guarantees that the warmth of the earth doesn’t melt the ice in the rink.
    Since the freeze didn’t come until nearly Christmas, it was too late to properly organize the event.