First Selectman Jim Zeoli did it, so did Selectman Judy Williams, and countless residents over the past century.
Wright’s Pond has been a favorite ice skating spot for Orange children and adults for decades.
Every winter signs are posted stating that the “ice is not safe” and you will “skate at your own risk.” But when the Park and Rec. Department measures the ice and it is thick enough, the rescue rope goes out and the larger sign still states “skate at your own risk” but the accompanying sign has the welcoming message that everyone waits for — “Ice Safe.”
On Sunday, hockey playing skaters respectfully keep a safe distance from wobbly legged novice skaters who venture out on the ice with their siblings and /or parents and everyone has a good time until the sun goes down.
As the weather changes and the ice thins with warmer temperatures be sure to heed the message on the sign. If it says “Not Safe” then a large crowd of energetic skaters will not provide the safest conditions on Wright’s Pond.
Have fun, but be safe.