We have been battling the elements, grooming in the sleet, the rain, and in the dark. With the low temperatures it has been difficult to groom this bulletproof snow, but we are trying. Kudos to board member Bob Carroll who was out at 4:00 am Wednesday at Appleton Farm! We were able to use the Ginzu groomer to literally cut up the frozen crust on the trails at Pingree and that was in good condition last night. Skating is okay in open areas like Patton Park and the Myopia Schooling Fields, where there is a track set as well. This morning we were able to groom Lamson Field, The Plains Loop, and part of the Farmstead as well as the trail along Goodhue Street. It is reported that the East side of Appleton is not in good shape.
Here is a video of volunteer groomer Dan Brosnan grooming in the rain during the storm on Tuesday. Lots of branches to clear!