Greene Township – Franklin County

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Ice Skating Rink:  Closed for the Season

Greene Township has installed a 92′ by 92′ outdoor ice skating rink at the Township Park for your use over the winter months. Use of the rink will be open to the public during normal Park hours only (dawn to dusk) and will be on a first come first serve basis. No organized events will be permitted at this time. A skate at your own risk policy will be in effect. Proper safety gear should be worn at all times, especially for children. The Township is not responsible for injuries or accidents associated with use of the rink.

The outdoor skating rink is weather and temperature dependent and requires three straight days of sub-freezing temperatures to establish safe ice conditions for skating. Please visit this site for daily updates and information. There is also a posted sign at the rink with daily updates.

Safety Rules

Entering and Exiting the Rink – Use designated area for entering and exiting the rink. Enter and exit quickly so as to keep the designated area clear. Do not climb over walls. Always wear ice skates when entering the rink, as the dirt from your shoes can damage both the ice and the blades of other skaters.

While Skating – Always skate in the direction of traffic, which is usually counter-clockwise but which may change midway through a skating session. Don’t skate faster than you can control. If you are a new skater, skate close to the boards at the side of the rink so you can stay out of the way of other skaters and also so you can slow or stop quickly if necessary. Keep an eye on the skaters ahead of you, who may not be able to see you coming.

Groups – Avoid skating in groups of more than two people. Never hold hands with more than one other person; creating chains of skaters may be fun, but it is dangerous to new skaters in the chain and to other people on the rink. Never carry another person, especially a child; if you lose your balance or are bumped, both of you may be injured.