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GRANTSBURG––The Village of Grantsburg has received an anonymous donation with the money slated for new lights at the new skating rink.

The skating rink has been ordered and the village now waits for it to be delivered by EZ Ice. EZ Ice is a freestanding rink that does not need to put any stakes or foundations in the ground. It is put together with interlocking plastic boards and a liner on the bottom to make sure the ice is level.

The village board in September approved buying a 35 foot by 100-foot rink, with the option to expand, for $5,500. It was an idea brought to the board back in April by Greg Peer after it was clear the former skating rink across from the library would not be open.

Peer was disappointed there was no place for people to skate last year and wanted to make sure it didn’t happen again this winter.

The skating rink rules were approved at Monday nights Village Board meeting including no hockey on the ice.

  • Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a person 16 years old or older
  • No hockey sticks, pucks, or body checking allowed
  • Warming house/bathrooms will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day
  • Skate at your own risk, the Village of Grantsburg will not be responsible for accidents or injuries
  • Rink can be reserved Monday - Thursday for up to 2 hours for parties, events, or School activities. $25 suggested donation per reservation to the splashpad fund. Please call 715-463-2405 at least one week in advance to reserve.

Village Clerk/Treasurer Sheila Meyer said there will be signage if a group reserves the rink.

The rink will be set up near Memory Lake Campground during the winter months and the bathhouse at the campground will be used as a warming house and possibly to sell concessions.