Last day to ice skate at Clute Park
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- Clute Park had their final ice-skating day, Sunday afternoon. This concludes the winter sport, following a five-month run.
"Today is the last day to ice skate, mainly because of the weather,” Manager David Boyle said. “It is a bit too warm for the rinks to stay frozen so this is our last day and we hope to have a lot of people here today.”
The weather was not consistent in the Southern Tier during Winter 2022 into early 2023. While some ice skaters were not thrilled with the weather conditions, others were happy to skate their days away.
“We are here just to enjoy the last day of skating at Clute Park,” said Charles Gibson. “Last time we were here, it was a couple of weeks ago and that was their first time out..,they had a blast so we are back today for the last day to enjoy it and a beautiful day for it.”
David Boyle has eight high school and college students working the ice rink. One junior in high school shared, he just recently learned how to ice skate.
“I started ice skating last year when I worked here," Thomas Snow said. "I figured it out myself."
Following the last day to skate, the Clute Park staff will wait for the ice to melt. Once the melting process is complete, they will prepare for Summer, which is 101 days away.