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Marsh ice-skating path being considered

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Plans for a special ice skating trail at Myrick Park are being reviewed by the La Crosse park board. 

Members of the Outdoor Recreation Alliance have offered to prepare a winter trail for skaters in the La Crosse River marsh, near the gun club shelter at Myrick. 

The idea reportedly came about because of low snow levels this winter, to give people a new option for enjoying ice and snow sports. 

The park department is concerned about the suggested location, because the marsh area near the gun club is considered ‘impaired’ from lead pellets left on the marsh bottom from decades of trap shooting. 

The Pettibone lagoon also has been suggested as a site for a skating path.

The park board has approved a request for a “Little Free Sled Library” at the Forest Hills golf course, which will provide sleds for people to borrow so they can ride down the snow-covered hills.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Sam

    January 25, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Cool idea. I would like to see a skating oval like in the ‘80s too.

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