In the early 1920s, when the renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architectural firm designed the Union County Park system, plans called for an artificial ice skating rink in Warinanco Park. The rink was finally built in 1961, with a massive roof added eight years later making the rink available to the public, regardless of weather, from October to April.
Today, the rink is home ice for hockey teams from five Union County High Schools who compete every fall in the George T. Cron tournament. Warinanco also offers lessons to children and adults, along with skating clinics for hockey players. More than 43,000 skaters will lace up and enjoy time on the ice before the last slapshot in late March.
The rink, which is celebrating its 50th skating season, is located on the western end of Warinanco Park, on the park loop just off St. Georges Avenue in Roselle. It is open nearly 18 hours a day to accommodate all the groups and individuals looking for time on the ice.
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