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Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Winter Ice and Trail Status

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Lake Ice Status | ​ Ice Rink Status | Eagle River Lakes and Rinks | Ski Trails | Winter Recreation Map​

Winter in Anchorage is a special time ​​of year. Residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of recreation opportunities on municipal parkland, including cross-country skiing, winter biking, ice skating, sledding, dog mushing, skijoring, snowshoeing, and walking. Explore current ice and trail conditions to see ​what to expect while you are out and about.

All maintenance is performed by Anchorage Parks and Recreation unless otherwise noted.​

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Lake Ice Status

Last updated on 1/31/2023. Ice maintenance begins when ice depth is sufficient. Please note, that thin ice signs have been posted at all lakes.

​Ice Skating

Lake Ice Depth
Ice Condition
Cheney Lake
20+ in
Good condition, please use caution. 
Cuddy Family Midtown Park - Skating Pond
​20+ in
Good condition, please use caution. 
Westchester Lagoon 
20+ in
Good condition, please use caution. ​​ 

Ice Fishing​

​​ Lake Ice Depth
Ice Condition
DeLong Lake
20+ in
Ice fishing only. No skating rink, please use caution​.
Jewel Lake
20+ in​
Ice fishing only. No skating rink, please use caution

Ice Rink Status​

Last updated on 1/31/2023​.​ For use permits go to www.muni.org/active.

Rink Ice Condition
Chanshtnu Muldoon Park - Skating Ribbon
Excellent condition, regular maintenance as weather permits.
Cuddy Family Midtown Park - Skating Oval
Excellent condition, regular maintenance as weather permits.
Maintained by Alpine Services 907-277-2050.
Delaney Hockey
Excellent condition, regular maintenace as weather permits. 
Delaney Figure Skating
Excellent condition, regular maintenace as weather permits. 
Bonnie Cusack Memorial Rinks
Excellent condition, regular maintenance as weather permits.
Maintained by Alpine Services 907-277-2050.
Tikishla - Scotty Gomez
​​Excellent condition, regular maintenance as weather permits.
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Eagle River Lakes and Rinks

Last updated on 1/30/2023.​

Lake Ice Depth
Ice Condition
Beach Lake
18 in
Ice fishing only, no skating rink. Please use caution.
Edmonds Lake
17​​ in
Ice fishing only, no skating rink. Please use caution.
Fire Lake
20 in
Ice fishing only, no skating rink. Please use caution.​
Mirror Lake
26​ in
​Skating rink provided, but no ice maintenance. Please use caution. ​
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Anchorage Ski Trails

Last updated on 1/30​​​​​/2023.​ Please use caution, bridges may be slippery when icy or wet. For more information about trails maintained by the Nordic Skiing Association (Far North Bicentennial, Hillside, Kincaid, and Eagle River Beach Lake Trails) visit their website at www.anchoragenordicski.com.

​Trail
Trail Packed?
Track Set? 
Coastal Trail​
Yes
Yes
Campbell Creek - Lake Otis Blvd. to University Lake
Yes
Yes
Campbell Creek - West of the New Seward Hwy.​
Yes
Yes
Chester Creek - ​Goose Lake to Westchester Lagoon
Yes
Yes
Chester/Campbell Connector - Goose Lake to University Lake
Yes
Yes
Russian Jack Springs Park - NorthYes
​Yes
Russian Jack Springs Park - SouthYes
​Yes
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​Contact Info

Park Maintenance​
Phone: 907-343-4554
parksrecmaintenance@ci.anchorage.ak.us​