Rain, Warm Weather Wreaks Havoc on Winter Sports

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Many winter sports enthusiasts in the state had to sit out the weekend with warm temperatures bringing rain instead of snow and ice, and it’s not the first time this season.

In Southington, the Recreation Department announced the town had to close off ice skating at Memorial Park more than two weeks ago due to concerns about thinning ice.

That same issue prompted the closure of Crescent Lake to ice fishing.

This is not the only change because of a lack of winter conditions.

Ski areas are also suffering. Nearby Mount Southington was closed Saturday. On its website, they blamed the rain for the shutdown. Joining them in turning off the lifts, was Ski Sundown in New Hartford and Powder Ridge in Middlefield.

Naugatuck also closed its outdoor skating rink.

It doesn’t look like there will be any relief in the near future – the first half of the week features temperatures in the high 30s and 40s.

Evening Forecast Feb. 11, 2018Evening Forecast Feb. 11, 2018

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2018-02-12 10:52:30

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