Eldridge Park Lagoon is used for ice skating during the winter months. Open water presents unique challenges for an ice skating rink. Ice is unpredictable due to changes in air and water temperature, water flow, snow cover, etc. Staff tests the ice in 6 locations and all 6 locations need to reach a consistent (3 day) thickness of 8 inches before we will open the lagoon for skating. Once the ice reaches a consistent thickness of 8 inches a green flag will be posted and the lagoon will be open for skating. Staff inspects and documents daily inspections of the ice at the lagoon.