Handke Pit's outdoor ice rink is officially open for the season today at 3:00 p.m. Grab the kids after school, sharpen your skates and head over to "The Pit" for a night of skating under the lights! The warming house at Handke Pit is open weekdays from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., and weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Public Works crews will continue to sweep and water the ice sheets as much as possible during the mild temperatures expected over the next few days. Please note, the other Elk River outdoor rinks remain closed at this time. Crews hope to continue ice prep at the neighborhood rinks as weather allows. We'll let you know as soon as the additional rinks are up and running.