Skate park gets improvements

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Skate Park and warming hut got a facelift this fall.

The skate park, located at the corner of Burgoyne Street and Elk Road, was established in 1992. The porous pad that accommodates ice skating in the winter and skate boarding in the summer has been a heavily used area by local youth. This summer a piece of skate boarding equipment was purchased by Connecting Youth and Communities with a grant from the Ronald McDonald Charities and some local fundraising that the youth involved with the development of a skate park raised. The local parks and recreation committee identified the need for the entire rink area to be fenced.

Alex Moser approached CYC and PRIDE of Ticonderoga in search of a community enhancement project. Moser is a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America; Ticonderoga Troop 72, working towards his Eagle Scout award.

"We identified the skate park as a possible project including the repair of the warming hut that was donated by the Kiwanis in 1992 and installing new fencing that would completely enclose the skate park," said Kristi Mars of CYC. "Alex took on the effort completely and was able to raise over $1,000 of donations towards the project."

Sponsors for the project include PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ti Paint and Decorating, Pro Build, Lowe's, Gray Densmore, Doug Buckland, Tom Palandrani and Moser Drafting and Design.

"Alex organized a group of volunteers to help him do the work on this project," Mars said.

The Ticonderoga Skate Park is open daily free to the public. For hours of operation and a schedule of winter ice skating and the summer months of skate boarding contact the town of Ticonderoga at 585-6677.

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