For the second year in a row, La Crosse isn’t going to have a Winter Rec-Fest.
Last winter, the city decided to take a year off to consider changes in the celebration, and then have a re-organized event in early 2021.
That was before anybody saw COVID-19 coming.
Heilman says there was no specific decision to cancel this year’s Rec-Fest, but then “when things kinda started gettin’ surging here, it was just best to not consider hosting that big of an event.”
Heilman still expects to have sled nights this winter at Forest Hills, and popular ice rinks will be open eventually.