KayLynn Roberts-McMurray

The ice skating rink on the terrace is now open.
KayLynn Roberts-McMurray
The ice skating rink on the terrace is now open.

Temperatures have been in the minus numbers for the past few days, and the ice skating rink located on the terrace is reported to have perfect skating conditions.

Mayor Melody VanCamp contacted The Ely Times to report that the city personnel in the Parks Department have been filling up the rink and reported the rink is a sheet of ice, making it perfect conditions for ice skating.

Ice skate rentals are available through Sportsworld for $5 a day, and don’t forget to bring some firewood. Fire pits, and picnic tables and even a barbecue area is on site, to make it a fun filled day.

The city refurbished what once used to be called “The Gully” with the help of KGHM, White Pine County Tour and Rec Board, Shane Cooper and the countless hours of the city’s parks department employees.

The rink is located between Reno Road and Elysium Drive just above the Gianoli substation, which is a much quicker drive than taking the trip out to Cave Lake, and there is no fee to skate or barbecue at this location.

Vancamp said, “Get out, enjoy the weather and have some free fun, that’s right in the heart of Ely.”