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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 Recreati​on 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.​​


Lake Ice Status

Maintenance of municipal lakes has not begun for the 2023-2024 season. Ice maintenance begins when ice depth is sufficient. Please note, that thin ice signs have been posted at all lakes. Updated 2/21/24

​Ice Skating

Lake Ice Depth
Ice Condition
Cheney Lake
14+ in
Fair, late season conditions exist
Cuddy Family Midtown Park - Skating Pond
14+ in
Fair, late season conditions exist
Westchester Lagoon 
14+ in
​​Fair, late season conditions exist


Ice Fishing​

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


Ice Rink Status​​​

Updated 2/20​​/24
For use permits go to www.muni.org/active.

Rink Ice Condition
Chanshtnu Muldoon Park - Skating Ribbon
Good condition
Cuddy Family Midtown Park - Skating Oval
Good condition
Maintained by Alpine Services 907-277-2050.
Delaney Hockey
Good condition
Delaney Figure Skating
Good condition
Bonnie Cusack Memorial Rinks
Good condition
Maintained by Alpine Services 907-277-2050.
Tikishla - Scotty Gomez
Good condition

Eagle River Lakes and Rinks​

Updated 2/20/23

Lake Ice Depth
Ice Condition
Beach Lake
21​ in
Ice fishing only, no skating rink. Please use caution.
Edmonds Lake
N/A
Ice fishing only, no skating rink. Please use caution.
No mea​surement yet for the 2023-24 season
Fire Lake
21​ in
Ice fishing only, no skating rink. Please use caution.​
Mirror Lake
23 in​
​Skating rink provided, but no ice maintenance. Please use caution. ​​​​


Anchorage Ski Trails​

Updated 2/​20​​/24​

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​





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