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How Winter Lodge overcame the odds — and the climate — to become the warmest outdoor ice rink around

Original post made on Dec 24, 2021

There's a winter wonderland in Palo Alto, and it's right off of Middlefield Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 24, 2021, 8:16 AM

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Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2021 at 5:17 pm

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Winter Lodge was always a favorite for my kids growing up. As adults, when they visit in winter, they love to go there.

Having grown up on the east coast myself, ice skating was a tradition for me. I was so happy when I discovered this place!

There's nothing like it anywhere that I know of.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2021 at 9:32 pm

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Winter Lodge is now about the only place for teens to go and have fun. The parties arranged by schools and other organizations are always well attended. The end of year display is something the kids look forward to doing. The staff are helpful and enthusiastic.

This is a Palo Alto treasure. Thanks for highlighting this.


Posted by dena
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 25, 2021 at 5:14 pm

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I skated there every day after school when i was a kid - yes, a safe, fun, healthy activity for children and wonderful memories to look back on. So happy to see new generations making the same wonderful Palo Alto memories :-)


Posted by Me
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 29, 2021 at 5:33 pm

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Funny, we moved from the midwest yet my children learned to ice skate at the Winter Lodge because the ice rinks in the midwest were dominated by hockey teams and the outdoor rinks required purchased skates. As a Paly graduate who learned to ice skate at the Winter Lodge in the early 80s, I'm so glad that the Winter Lodge is still thriving.


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