Thanks to the generosity of the Julianna Kurinka Trust, Mill Creek MetroParks (MCMP) is enthusiastically beginning preparations for the re-introduction of a favorite winter pastime; ice skating at the James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area. The existing sand volleyball courts will serve as the platform for the ice skating as they were originally designed to do, with the experience being further enhanced by the existing court lighting and seating.
The Wick Recreation Area is the MetroParks’ outdoor family adventure destination and this winter will be no exception as offerings to the public are increased as a result of sound planning and cost effective implementation. Besides ice skating, there will be sled riding, a fire pit and an upgraded concession stand with more options for food and beverage.
The start and continuation of this winter recreational opportunity will be weather dependent as the skating venue will not be supported by a refrigeration system. Interested skaters will need to bring their own skates and be reminded to enjoy the facility as outlined by the posted rules and regulations. There is no charge for ice skating or sled riding.
“Generations of Mahoning Valley Residents fondly remember the splendor and grandeur of ice skating at the Wick Recreation Area. It is our hope that future generations of park visitors will recall this re-introduced recreational opportunity in the same way,” said Executive Director, Aaron Young.
For questions and more information about ice skating at the James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330.702.3000.