The thrill of ice skating right beneath the majestic Mount Shasta while feeling the crisp winter air of Northern California is something you have to experience to believe.
The Siskiyou Ice Rink opened to the public on November 23rd and will stay open through the winter until February 17th. Its weekly schedule will include numerous public skates, group skates and hockey programs. Go to siskiyourink.org for all the information and schedule.
The Friends of Siskiyou Ice Rink, the non-profit organization that manages the rink, continues to make improvements to the beautiful ice rink in Mount Shasta year-over-year. The past four seasons have seen the rink’s expansion to being a full National Hockey League standard sized rink, new dasher boards were acquired and installed, the entire chiller system was upgraded, issues with the rink’s cement pad were addressed, the area around the fire pit was improved, new hockey netting was put up, and much more, including helping make youth hockey accessible to all youth wanting to participate.
On a personal level, I am very excited about ice hockey season in NorCal. As an avid hockey player, you can find me up at the rink every winter honing in my skills. I remember playing when the rink opened when I was merely in my teens. Here’s a little highlight from a couple years back playing under the stars:
Want to learn more about this beautiful winter gem in Northern California? Check out our story – NorCal’s Frozen Gem – The Siskiyou Ice Rink is a Unique Winter Experience or go to http://www.siskiyourink.org/
Zach O’Brien is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Active NorCal