Skated again today. I can only stay indoors downloading photos and writing emails and such for so long.. What a gorgeous day. Ranger Vinny had cleared some of the pond with the Gator but didn’t want to go out too far until he checked the ice depth. Needing exercise, I offered to shovel some of the snow that covered the pond last night. And I met some new little friends too!
Did you dream of being Peggy Fleming like I did? Or are Nathan Chen or Alysa Liu more your speed? No matter who you’d like to skate like, or what team you root for (can you say Bruins?) or even if it’s your first time skating, we wanted to let you know Ice Skating on the pond at Brooksvale is back! You can skate during daylight hours only. Call the park office first to be sure conditions are okay (203-287-2669) or follow FOB Inc. on Facebook and we’ll post when the Ranger gives us an update. Remember, there are no rentals at the park, bring your own skates. Drive slow past the big red barn up to the Veterans’ Memorial Building to park. Helmets (bike helmets work great on kids) are suggested for safety. Great deals on gently used skates can be found at Goodwill and Salvation Army and of course new ones online, at Dick’s Sporting goods and elsewhere. Skate sharpening for about $10 bucks can be done right at Hamden Sports Center on Whitney. Tell Matt I sent you!