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Highland Park Hosts 4th Semi-Annual Winter Blast

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A showing of Disney's Hit film Frozen and some fun on the ice!
Highland park hosts its 4th semi-annual Winter Blast.

During the Summer, Highland park is filled with children swimming, playing basketball and participating in other park activities. But when the warm weather leaves the area, that doesn't stop members of the park staff from brining in new ideas for the Winter months.
"This allows people to come out and see that the park has more to offer during the winter. Just because it's winter and it's cold doesn't mean the park just shuts down. We want to invite the community out and let them enjoy what we have to offer," said Tom Cassin, Deputy Commissioner of Public Works at Highland Park.

Park commissioners say whether this is your first time on the ice, or if you have been skating for years.This is the perfect event for families of all ages.
"During the winter, especially after the holidays there's not much going on. We want to get people out and bring families together,bring the community together, and it gives everyone an opportunity to come out and try to skate, learn to skate, and come out to see what the park has to offer," said Tom Cassin.
Members of the Town of Union had been planning ideas for the ice rink and other activities since the Fall, and while the ice rink is the main attraction, park commissioners say the park has much more to offer.
"We have the sled riding on our famous Highland park hill that everyone that has grown up here knows and has slid down. It's a lot of work to do something like this but to see the kids out here, and the adults and the parents and families come out and using the use rink.The ice rink is open late, we have the lights on until 8 or 9 o'clock at night," said Cassin.

Members of the public works department plan on maintaining the rink until March, weather permitting.

The Highland Park ice rink will remain open every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.