Jersey City residents voice frustrations over continued closure of Pershing Field Park ice rink

Residents say they want a concrete plan that is updated monthly and includes a timeline for the project, a budget and any obstacles that may get in the way of reopening the rink by this fall.

Lanette Espy

Jan 24, 2024, 5:24 PM

Updated 182 days ago

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Delays in opening a Jersey City ice rink have sparked outrage and frustration in the community.
Due to the continued closure of Pershing Field Park ice rink, local community members plan to meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall during the City Council meeting. Residents say they want a concrete plan that is updated monthly and includes a timeline for the project, a budget and any obstacles that may get in the way of reopening the rink by this fall.
Pershing Field Park ice rink closed in January 2023 due to needed repairs. The Department of Recreation & Youth received $1 million in grants to make repairs, but no progress has been made.
The ice rink has been known as a staple in Jersey City for many decades, providing the community with recreational activities during the winter. It has also been home to several local hockey organizations, including the Jersey City Capitals, Hudson Catholic High School Hockey, Hoboken and Weehawken High School teams, St. Peter's Prep of Jersey City and more.
A message on the city’s Department of Recreation and Youth Development website says the rink is closed for the 2024 season.


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