Dec. 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The frigid temps are good for something as the ice skating rink at Regner Park is now ready to go.
The rink opens today, Thursday, Dec. 28 from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. and the lights will be on weekdays from 5 p.m. -9 p.m. The warming house will be open Thursday through Sunday.
A bit of history on Regner Park: The warming house at Regner Park is the original bathhouse built in the 1930s during an era when President Franklin D. Roosevelt backed programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Work Projects Administration.
The efforts were designed to create jobs to pull the country out of the Great Depression. The WPA developed projects to improve city streets, playgrounds, bridges and public buildings.
Regner Park opened in 1935.