The public ice rink at Johnston Commons measures 80 x 40 feet, which was donated in partnership between the Iowa Wild and Wells Fargo.
Please avoid going out onto the ice when it is slushy. Doing this creates footprints on the ice, and water will need to be added in order to smooth it out. Unfortunately, these community ice rinks don't have a Zamboni.
The Parks crew members added water to the one at Johnston Commons. The red flag is currently displayed, so please avoid going onto the ice until the green one is put into place.
While we truly enjoy seeing the snowmen that are built within our community, please refrain from building one on the ice. As you can imagine, when it melts, it creates an even bigger challenge with getting rid of the ice chunks.
During winter months, ice is open for hockey from dawn to noon, and open skating hours are from noon to dusk. The rink is free for public use and will be open when weather permits. A green sign will be posted at the gate to indicate that the rink is open; a red sign will be posted when the rink is closed. All skaters are advised that they are skating at their own risk. The rink is not supervised, and all skaters are advised they are skating at their own risk. Bring your skates and take part in this free activity!