Winter recreation options abound

Andrew Perry, Special to The County
2 years ago

Here at Presque Isle’s Recreation and Parks Department, we have made the transition from fall into winter and subsequently have moved many of our programs back to indoor settings.  

The gym at the Sargent Family Community Center is bustling again with the sound of basketballs and the walking track has gained popularity thanks to some frigid outdoor temps.  All spaces within the center are free to use at no cost.  

Hockey and figure skating are in full swing at The Forum and admission to any of our open skate sessions is $5 per person.  A full list of weekly open skate as well as open gym times can be found by visiting or by checking us out on Facebook (Presque Isle Recreation & Parks).  

We look forward to offering activities in both locations for area children on early release days from school as well as throughout the upcoming “break” weeks.

Although we are happy to see an increase in the number of patrons frequenting the community center, rest assured that we have many outdoor activities in the works as well to help keep those winter blues away. 

Soon, the trails will be groomed at Mantle Lake Park to allow for walking and snow shoeing.  In addition, we will be clearing a space on the water at the park to allow for outdoor skating.  

Whether younger, older, or somewhere in between, we have something for you.  Be watching for weekly trips to Big Rock, Zumba, Tai Chi, Senior Music Jam, Nordic ski outings, snow shoeing, basketball camps, indoor soccer and much more.  

For any additional information regarding these or any other rec goings-on, please contact us at 764-2545.   

Andrew Perry is recreation programming director at the Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department. He can be reached at 764-2545 or via email at