Eau Claire closed three of its outdoor ice rinks Monday afternoon and only hosted indoor activities at four other parks.
A recent string of above-average temperature days and rain that came over the weekend left skating and hockey rinks in poor shape by Monday.
The city opted to close warming centers next to rinks at Sam Davey, Demmler and Oakwood Hills parks, according to a notice sent by Eau Claire’s Parks & Recreation division. Indoor activities such as board games were still available from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in warming centers at Boyd, Roosevelt, Putnam Heights and Pinehurst parks.
The city’s Parks & Recreation division intends to notify residents when ice rink conditions improve and any other changes to warming center schedules.