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Lake Marie and Todds Pond Open for Ice Skating

The Bedford Recreation and Parks Dept. announced Friday afternoon two local ponds are safe for skating.

Lace up those skates—and bundle up—Lake Marie pond at Bedford Hills Memorial Park and Todds pond located off Cherry Street and Lakeside Drive in Katonah have been opened for Ice Skating.

Recreation and Parks staff tested the ice Friday morning, said William Heidepriem, commissioner.

Locals can skate while it's daylight, but night skating is not permitted.

"Areas where skating is permitted and areas where skating is not permitted are marked with signs. The green flags and YES ice skating is permitted signs are posted at both sites," Heidepriem said an in email to Patch, noting that the conditions at Lake Marie were "excellent," and "fair" at Todds Pond.

Temperatures won't rise much above the teens today, but tomorrow they will reach the mid-20s, according to the National Weather Service. A light overnight snow is possible, but new accumulation is forecast to be less than a half-inch. On Sunday, a high of 28 degrees is forecast.

The ponds will be checked daily for safe conditions and if ice conditions change or deteriorate, staff will close the ponds and post signage with red flags.

For additional information contact the Recreation and Parks Department at: 914-666-7004 or the Recreation Hotline telephone number is 914-864-3777.

julie January 26, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Pound Ridge Town Park is also open for rice skating Daily until 10:00 pm
Lisa Buchman (Editor) January 28, 2013 at 02:24 PM
The town announced that as of Monday morning, Jan. 28, both ponds are closed. Red Flags and Signage are displayed and there is NO ICE SKATING PERMITTED. Anyone get out there this weekend and take some photos?

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