Rockford’s best-kept winter secret revealed

As the sun sets in the west, (pictured l–r) twin brothers Ben and Alex Norkey, 12, Bridgette Davis, 12, Grace Garner, 12, and Lexi Loop 12, all North Rockford Middle School students, are having a blast. They have been skating on the pond regularly since its early freeze-up and especially appreciate the smooth Zamboni-like surface.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Answering an often-asked community request for an outdoors winter ice-skating rink, the Rockford Lions have again stepped to the plate. Squire readers will recall that in past years the City of Rockford flooded an area behind the Community Cabin, providing a place for children of all ages to ice-skate during […]