Jul 28, 2014
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Skaters Take To The Ice At Grover Cleveland Park

'We drive by everyday and wait to see the sign about it.'

Skaters Take To The Ice At Grover Cleveland Park Skaters Take To The Ice At Grover Cleveland Park

It's ice-skating season and Grover Cleveland Park's pond is open for business. 

The pond is still open Wednesday for ice skating until 9 p.m. There is no cost to use the ice, but skates are not available to rent. 

One of the few residents out on the pond Wednesday was little Myla Robertson, who was accompanied by her mother Sara. It was Myla's first time ice skating, and Sara said it was exciting to see the pond finally open. 

"We drive by everyday and wait to see the sign about it," said Sara Robertson, who lives nearby in the Cedar section of Caldwell. 

Myla said the skating was good and said she would be back again. 

As the sun set and the lights turned on around the pond, Nick Hericzov also arrived with his sons Alex, 5, and Mason, 4, for some night skating. 

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The Essex County pond house is also open until 9 p.m., where there is a roaring fire and bathrooms. 

Signs posted by the pond notify skaters of the ice conditions and whether it is safe to skate or not. Staff from the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs are present during these hours to monitor skaters. Ice skating is not allowed when staff is not present.

There is no word yet on whether the pond will be open for skating on Thursday or later in the week, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs said. 

A notice will be issued tomorrow on the county's voicemail system, which can be reached at (973) 268-3500, ext 4.

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