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Update: Hopkins Park ice skating rink in DeKalb will open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

Dave Kessen, DeKalb Park District maintenance team leader, puts water on the ice rink in Hopkins Park Wednesday morning. The rink will be open throughout the winter weather permitting.
Dave Kessen, DeKalb Park District maintenance team leader, puts water on the ice rink in Hopkins Park Wednesday morning. The rink will be open throughout the winter weather permitting.

DeKALB – After a winter storm blew through DeKalb County Friday and Saturday, Sunday's single digit temperatures are enough to thicken the ice skating rink at Hopkins Park, which will open today from 2 to 9 p.m.

The ice rink was closed until further notice due to the unseasonably warm conditions, according to a Facebook post from the DeKalb Park District. But district staff announced Sunday the rink is in good skating shape.

The park district purchased an ice liner for this year's winter skating season at Hopkins Park, which has been installed and filled in an attempt to better fortify the skating rink.

However, due to warmer-than-normal seasonal temperatures, skating hours for the rink have been limited throughout the winter.

According to the post, the Department of Natural Resources suggests lakes have a least four inches of ice to safely walk on. The edges of the Hopkins Park skating rink are currently around two inches thick.

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