Sunday, March 17, 2013
The winter fun is just about over!
If you never made it to Boyce Park for skiing and snow tubing, you're going to have to wait until next season. The slopes closed for the season on Saturday, March 16. The ice skating rinks in North Park and South Park will be open on Sunday, March 17, before closing for the season for the following sessions: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 7p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information on skating and rental equipment rates, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/fees/skate.aspx. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The rink will be open as long as Riverside Park is open.
The Riverside Park ice skating rink will be open for extended hours this weekend. According to the Oakmont Recreation Board's Facebook page, the rink will be open during regular park hours—new park hours are from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.—as long as the "Open" sign indicating frozen ice is up. Time slots reserved for hockey still will be in effect. For more information about the ice rink and hockey times, click here. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Riverside Park ice skating rink in Oakmont opened for the season over the weekend.
The ice skating rink at Riverside Park in Oakmont is finally open! Adults, teens, children and hockey players broke out their ice skates and enjoyed the new neighborhood rink this weekend. The rink will be open as long as the weather holds up and an adult volunteer is available to watch over it. Here's a look at the schedule: Thursday Friday Saturdays Sundays Did you experience the rink this weekend? Take photos? Click the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button and share them! _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, January 4, 2013
This is the first time the rink will be open to the public.
The time has come for the Riverside Park ice skating rink in Oakmont to open. Members of the Oakmont Recreation Board have announced the rink will be open to the public this weekend. This is the second year the rink is installed in the park, however, it never opened last year due to warmer-than-normal temperatures. Here's a look at the schedule: Saturdays Sundays For the rink to remain open, however, there must be at least one adult volunteer willing to watch the rink—responsible for calling 911 in case of emergency, that there's no rough housing and that the appropriate age groups are using the rink. Anyone interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay updated, visit the Oakmont Recreation Board's Facebook page. …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Here’s a roundup of winter activities to stave off the post-Christmas blues.
Christmas might have come and gone, but that’s no reason to give up the spirit of the season! Here’s a roundup of local winter activities to help you and your family stay in the spirit and enjoy the winter holiday: _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Work on the new Riverside Park winter ice rink will begin this weekend, but it will take a few weeks until it's ready to open.
Volunteers will begins setting up the seasonal ice rink at Riverside Park in Oakmont this weekend, but don't get those ice skates ready just yet. Molly Merlino, member of the Oakmont Recreation Board, said the 164-by-88-foot liner of the rink needs to sit for a few weeks before water is put in and it freezes over. "We are looking at having the rink available to use the week of Christmas break, as long as the weather cooperates and it is cold enough," she said. Merlino said board members are working on a tentative schedule to allow for free skate for families as well as open hockey play. In the meantime, the board is looking for reliable, responsible volunteers to assist with snow removal and some supervision, after the rink is ready to go…