This is the Binghamton and surrounding areas Outside Sports Report for 2021. This report is chronological and has some past history. I plan do to a Mountain Bike Trails Report too. Chenango Valley Park is great for Mountain and Road bike riding and it has a great lake where you can enter the trails.
2022: Recreation Park in Binghamton New York has a new free outdoor Ice Skating Rink and its awesome. Stop by soon with your kids who want to learn how to ice skate.
2021 Arnold Park Ice is hard but a bit choppy. Bring a shovel and remove the snow as needed. Cheri Lindsey Park in Binghamton has a Man Made Ice Skating Ring. Its fairly small but perfect for a couple skaters and usually smooth ice.
2020 Get outside and ice skate at Arnold Park Vestal. I was the only one there last night and the time before that only one or two other skaters came out. There is a goal up on the ice that is falling apart. Bring a drill and some pins to fix and stabilize it. I left it down so you can shoot at the pipe and the puck returns back to you like a pass.
Note: if the Ice is soft do not walk on it as it ruins the surface with your footprints. After any snow please bring a shovel and help clear the ice. A Vestal plow clears the ice for us from time to time so thanks to them.
See the location and ice with this link to a picture
01/20/21 Location of man made small Ice Rink: Cheri Lindsey Park in Binghamton by the River behind the old Kmart Plaza and near Lupo’s S&S Pit and the New York Style Pizza Place. The Rink was at Recreation Park in 2020. If you know when Recreation Park will get their own Ice Rink please email me. The Rec Park Tennis Courts are under Major Construction. Looks like they may get done by Late Spring 2021.
02/27/20 Recreation Park opens new outdoor Ice Skating Rink in Binghamton. Its open every day and night so get out there before it all melts. Heres a picture.
03/07/19 The Ice is good. The Vestal Plow has cleared areas to skate so get up there this Friday or Friday night. Saturday may be too warm. Bring your shovel to help clear the light powder snow. Have some fun and tell your friends before its all melted.
02/24/2019 Ice was excellent and should continue to be good for ice skating this week as the colder temperatures remain. Sunday 2/24/19 is windy and warming to a high of 50 degrees so wait until Monday on thru the week.