Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Warm weather has put a stop to free public skating in the city.
The weather shooting into the 50's today has been a respit from the cold temperatures of the previous weeks, but resulted in skating at Ward Park and Holt's Grove being put on hold. Keep your eyes to Marlborough Patch for updates on when skating resumes. With colder temperatures expected in the coming week it will likely only be a matter of time.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Free ice skating is back on at Ward Park and Holt's Grove.
The cold snap we are in has its benefits, such as public ice skating returning to the city. The city has opened up free public ice skating at Ward Park and Holt's Grove. The skating had been put on hold with last week's warm weather. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you are looking to branch out to other communities, we have a list of other public skating available in other communities in the area. Public skating in Marlborough will take place until 7 p.m. with ice hockey stick time taking place until 10 p.m. More information about skating in the city is available on the city's website.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Warm weather conditions have prompted free outdoor public ice skating in Ward Park to be cancelled temporarily.
It will take a few cold days before public skating at Ward Park is back up and running, say city officials. The city announced yesterday that public skating was closed at the park due to the warm weather. Skating is entirely weather dependent and will require a stretch of cold weather before it can be brought back. The ice is always inspected for safety before public skating is allowed to begin again, said officials. So after a few cold days, keep your eyes peeled here or on the city's website to keep up to date on the skating situation.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Winter is here and skating, ice fishing and snowmobiling enthusiasts are eager to get on the ice, but is it safe yet?
Winter certainly felt like it was here last week and winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds are waiting to get out on the ice. But Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark said outdoorsmen need to use caution when going on the ice. "We don't make any recommendations in regards to ice safety," Clark said. "There are just too many liabilities if something happens and we said the ice was safe." Clark did say that there are some things that you can do to be sure you are safe. "First off, if you are questioning whether the ice is safe or not it probably isn't," Clark said. "Even if the ice is thick in one place it might be different five feet away." It is often best to only skate on lakes and ponds that you are familiar with, Clark said. He also said to …
Monday, January 7, 2013
From new police officers to bolster ranks to a council meeting tonight; we have what you need to know right here.
1. City business will get rolling again this week with a City Council meeting tonight. Among the agenda items are a public hearing for the construction of a new office building. 2. New police officers will be recognized tonight at the City Council meeting. They are part of a plan to bring the force back up in numbers over the next year. 3. Schools are back for their first full week this week. So keep an eye out for buses and children during your morning commute. 4. Free public outdoor skating is now available at Holt's Grove and at a new outdoor skating rink located at Ward Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to dusk. For directions to Holt's Grove click Here. For directions to Ward Park click here. 5. Know a computer programmer? Well today is …