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Winter Outdoor Recreation



(map link)
in Harris Township


Check out this article
from the
Centre Daily Times published a few years ago.

Ice SkatersBlue Spring Park (Boalsburg)
as of March 1, 2017: 

UPDATE: CRPR's Maintenance staff started to build the skating rink back in December; however, due to the unusually warm winter, we were never able to fill it as it needs a good three-four days to freeze solid. Being that its March 1 and spring sports will start soon, we will not be able to open the ice rink this winter. Our apologies.

Cabin fever? Bundle up and head outdoors to the Village Ice Rink. This activity is FREE and fun for kids of all ages!“ The on-ground ice rink (45’x 80’) is dependent upon the sustained sub-freezing temperatures and the commitment of community volunteers to maintain (and clear the snow from) the ice.
"Hockey-only” times are Mon. & Thurs., 3:00-5:30 PM.
Location: Blue Spring Park, 230 Wagner St., Boalsburg (Google Map)
CRPR offers sincere thanks to the following organizations for their assistance:

  • Harris Township
  • State College Borough Water Authority
  • Boalsburg Fire Company
  • Community volunteers who assist with clearing the ice.


Sled SignAt
SLAB CABIN PARK (map link)
College Township
(enter the
parking area
off Elmwood St.)

Photo by
David Barnett,

Slab Cabin Park
as of March 1, 2017:
The slope lights will operate by timer until approx. 11 PM.

We've had an unusually warm winter and have had the slope open only three times! Let's cross our fingers that Mother Nature will give us one more BIG snow storm!


When there’s (enough) snow, you gotta go sledding!  Slab Cabin Park, located in College Township at 316 Elmwood St., Lemont, has the best sledding slope around - and it's FREE!

The whole family is sure to enjoy this Centre Region wintertime tradition during daylight and under the lights until approx. 11 PM, conditions-permitting.

Please note the slope rules, shown at left.


At CIRCLEVILLE PARK (map link) in Patton Township

  • No motorized vehicles are permitted on the trails.
  • Please park in the main parking area off Circleville Road.
  • Please walk beside (not in) the established XC ski trails.
  • Dogs in the park: Must be on leash at all times.
    Dogs in the preserve: May be off-leash if under owner control.
  • Share & enjoy the trails responsibly.

2016 XC Ski Trail Map (same as 2015)

It's FREE!  Our thanks to the volunteer members of Nittany Nordic Cross Country Ski Club, for assisting with this project. To assist them, please visit / join their group webpage at  or contact Lee Ahearn or Howard Pillot.

XC SkiingCircleville Park
as of March 1, 2017:

The trails are available (with no trail grooming) for skiing during daylight hours. XC trail grooming by volunteer members of the Nittany Nordic Group depends on conditions & their availability. For trail grooming updates, and to join the group (free), please visit the Nittany Nordic Meetup Group.

Thanks also to Patton Township and the Haugh Family Farm Open Space Stewardship Committee for their assistance to host the XC trails.

The Associated Press
Ice Skater
3 year old Griffin Krupp enjoys the rink.
Ice Skater
Griffin joins with a group of players to learn the ropes.
Ice Skating
Griffin Krupp and father Chris enjoying the ice rink.
The Village Ice Rink
Blue Spring Park Ice Rink on 23 Jan 2013. Photo by D. Barnett, CRPR.

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