For most Fanwood residents an unseen feature of the Borough will appear this weekend: the Fanwood ice skating rink.
Many years ago, residents could ice skate in Fanwood’s LaGrande Park, but according to Bob Budiansky, Fanwood's Director of Recreation, the rink has not been in Fanwood for at least over two decades.
The Fanwood Recreation Department will be opening the rink for the first time in decades on Jan. 25.
Located at LaGrande Avenue and Third Street, the rink is a large circular patch of asphalt that the Fanwood Department of Public Works fills with water.
“The circle was resurfaced about a year ago to stop leaks, so now it can be used as an ice rink again,” Budiansky said.
Weather permitting hours are 4-5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 1 to 5:30 p.m. on weekends, however these are subject to change.
In a release the Fanwood Recreation Department provided the following information:
The cost is free. Skaters must bring their own skates. Ice-skating is permitted only when an attendant is on duty; all other times the rink gate will be locked. Children nine and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.