Beginning Friday, January 18th, 2013 free ice skating is available from 8 AM – 5 PM on Shabbona Lake, sponsored by Pokanoka’s Restaurant. They have constructed a fire pit and have free wood available for the public to use. This is the first time that Shabbona Lake has offered ice skating on the lake.
An area next to Pokanoka’s Restaurant has been cordoned off with red traffic cones. The area is marked with signs indicating “Ice Skating At Your Own Risk”. You will need to bring your own skates as there are none available to use.
This is also the weekend of Shabbona Lake’s ‘On the Ice’ Catfish Ice Fishing Contest and Night Ice Fishing as DKO reported earlier in the week.
Pokanoka’s on Shabbona Lake will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM – 2 PM. For more info visit their web site at www.shabbonalake.com or call 815-824-2581.
Genoa’s Community Ice Rink is open for its fifth season thanks to Genoa Main Street volunteers. The group assembled the rink and filled it the week before Christmas. The rink is located in downtown Genoa on N. Genoa Street one block north of Main Street.
Genoa Main Street, Inc., in cooperation with the City of Genoa and the Genoa Township Park District, provides the free skating rink as well as free loaner skates. Skates in all sizes can be borrowed at Heartland Bank at 327 W. Main Street during bank hours. Genoa Main Street, Inc. is a non-profit, donation funded volunteer organization. For more information go to genoamainstreet.com.
Share the joy of ice skating this winter by helping Genoa set up the ice skating rink so it’s ready to for the holiday inaugural event, Celebrate the Season. Weather permitting, the ice rink will open for Celebrate the Season on December 7. Volunteers will begin assembling the rink in mid November. The rink is located on North Genoa Street across from Genoa Springboard and just behind the Corner Grill.
Skating is free and free skates can be borrowed from the supply in the lobby of Citizens First National Bank. The rink and skates are made available by Genoa Main Street with the cooperation of the Genoa Township Park District and the City of Genoa. Additional skates in all sizes are always needed. Donated skates can be brought to the Main Street office. Volunteers are needed to help assemble the rink. Contact Genoa Main Street at 815-784-6961 if you would like to help.
Back by popular demand, the DeKalb Park District has flooded an open area of Lions Park for ice skating. Lions Park ice skating area is now ready to skate according to their website.
Park staff will maintain the ice surface throughout the season, weather permitting. Lions Park is located on West Taylor St. in DeKalb.