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Iverson opens for winter sports

Metro Wire Staff

Iverson is now open for winter business.

The city’s winter sports area at Iverson typically opens during the second week of December, but the opening was delayed this season due to a lack of snowfall.

The park features three sled and saucer hills, one hill designated for snowboarding, and one dedicated to children ages six and younger. The park’s toboggan runs are closed for the season.

Under the city’s phased COVID reopening plan, social distancing will be “encouraged,” masks are recommended at all times, and congregating of non-household groups will not be allowed.

Iverson is also home to two-and-a-half miles of cross-country skiing trails, unlit, an outdoor skating rink, and a warming lodge. The lodge will be open this season only for restroom use and is limited to no more than 25 people inside at one time. Face-coverings are required inside.

Anyone who is sick or exhibiting COVID symptoms, or who has been in close contact with another person who has been tested for the coronavirus within the past 14 days should not visit the park.

The winter sports area is open from 6-9 p.m. on Fridays, 12-8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays, but will close in weather colder than -15.