Rink Rangers Adopt-an-Ice Rink Program

The City of Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (SPPRF) maintains three ice rinks during the winter season with one at Renstone Park and the other two at Wetmore Park. However, for the 2023-2024 skating season only, SPPRF will have just two rinks, one at Renstone Park and one at Stoneridge Estates Park (no rinks at Wetmore due to the construction of the Wetmore East shelter). SPPRF is committed to providing high quality ice rink facilities, but due to the additional manual labor required combined with limited staffing resources, a community-supported volunteer program is critical to the success of these facilities. The “Rink Rangers” Adopt-an-Ice Rink Volunteer Program relies on volunteers to assist the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department with basic ice rink maintenance such as snow removal, flooding (trained volunteers only), general site cleanup, and other maintenance needs as identified. This is a partnership program with the Sun Prairie Parks Friends, Inc, who provides additional volunteers and resources to assist with ice rink maintenance operations. Because Wisconsin winters are difficult to predict and the successful opening of an ice rink is weather dependent, we anticipate the rink opening on or around December 22, 2023 and the rink closing on or around March 1, 2024. The Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department staff will schedule two training sessions per site with about a one-week notice of when the training will take place. Training is required for volunteers who wish to assist with flooding/resurfacing operations. We are looking for volunteers to spend anywhere from one to several hours throughout the upcoming winter season. SPPRF is seeking approximately 10-20 volunteers per ice rink to spend anywhere from one to several hours throughout the winter season. The greatest need for Rink Ranger volunteers is during evenings and weekends. Volunteers of all ages are welcome! SPPRF is also seeking 1-2 team leads per site. Team Leads will serve as the liaison to the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department, provide guidance and updates on maintenance needs to the volunteer team, and oversee flooding/resurfacing operations.

Renstone Park 1695 Steven Street Stoneridge Estates Park 300 Stonehaven Drive Sun Prairie, WI 53590 United States

Sun Prairie Parks Friends, Inc.

• Clear ice shavings and snow fall less than 2” in depth (bring your own shovel). Some shovels and equipment may be available, but availability cannot be guaranteed • Help maintain benches and safe access to the rinks • Remove goals from ice and place off of the rink in the evening

Oscar Escamilla Parks Supervisor oescamilla@cityofsunprairie.com

Renstone ParkStoneridge Estates Park

Rink Rangers Adopt-an-Ice Rink Program
How You Can Help
Hold a Position (4)
Position Dates Need
Rink Ranger - Renstone Park Dec 22, 2023 - Mar 01, 2024 15
Rink Ranger - Stoneridge Estates Park Dec 22, 2023 - Mar 01, 2024 15
Rink Ranger Team Lead - Renstone Park Dec 22, 2023 - Mar 01, 2024 3
Rink Ranger Team Lead - Stoneridge Estates Park Dec 22, 2023 - Mar 01, 2024 3