The Parks Dept. will begin to prepare the sled hills in Iverson Park when we have adequate snow accumulation and prolonged periods of cold temperatures. Continuous days and nights of subfreezing temps are required to form layers of ice on skating rinks.
The Stevens Point Parks Department crews will begin to prepare the sled hills in Iverson Park when we have adequate snow accumulation and prolonged periods of cold temperatures. Continuous days and nights of subfreezing temperatures are also required to form layers of ice on skating rinks and in the toboggan runs.
In order to promote safe sledding, our staff has to: create a barrier of snow in the lower Iverson parking lot to prevent cars from driving into the sledding area; form a ramp of snow at the bottom of the sled hill to prevent sleds from crashing into the trees; build up snow mounds between sled and saucer hills to prevent sledders from colliding with each other; and pack and groom the snow on the hills for smooth, fun, exciting sledding. It takes approximately 50 dump truck loads (250 yards) of clean snow to do all of this. As of January 13, we don't have enough snow to begin this process.
As soon as weather and snow accumulation permits, we'll begin preparing the Iverson and Goerke Winter Sports Areas and have them open as quickly as possible!
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