It’s a skate-at-your-own-risk experience but at this point of winter, the reward appears to be worth it. The gallery below tells the story perfectly, but here’s what you need to know if you’re looking for a nostalgic throw-back winter experience through Minot’s Historic Eastwood Park.
What is it?
A skating trail on the river that starts near the parking lot for Roosevelt Park pool and runs south towards Burdick Expressway.
What you need…
Your own skates, the ability to get down the bank onto the river. There is a bit of trail cleared down to the river that goes down near the water slide with some snow-benches at the bottom for lacing up. There’s also a more gradual access point on the SE Corner of Eastwood park, but you’ll have to sit on the ice to get your skates on as the rocky path down will be hard on your blades.
A Quick Game of Shinny?
Most of the trail is wide enough for a couple people side-by-side, but there are couple clearings where you can really stretch your legs and maybe even get a pick-up game of hockey going.
If You Go…
There’s no warming house or supervision, so it looks to be one of those experiences where we’re required to self-police our own good behavior and be respectful of neighborhood residents.