Boyk Law attorneys Abagale McCurdy and Mike Bruno enjoyed a firsthand look into the future of Toledo’s riverfront as Glass City Metropark held a limited preview of its new ice-skating trail.
The Ribbon at Glass City is a 1,000-foot-long paved loop trail that is refrigerated in winter to provide 25,000 square feet of ice skating surface with rolling hills and soft curves. It also includes a 5,000-square-foot ice skating rink called The Pond, suitable for beginning skaters and events. During warmer months, The Ribbon will be a multi-purpose trail for walking, roller skating, and scooters.
Metroparks Toledo held the test skate nearly a year before The Ribbon officially opens. “We are making ice to test the equipment and operation,” said Mike Keedy, director of
enterprise development for Metroparks Toledo.
“It is still a construction site, and the other park features won’t be open yet,” Keedy said, “but the preview days will give people a taste of what this year-round Metropark will have to
offer.” The preview allowed the Metroparks to gather feedback that will help things go as smoothly as possible when they open for the inaugural season in November.
“The views of the downtown skyline don’t get much better, and outdoor ice skating is always fun,” Said Attorney Abagale McCurdy. Mike Bruno echoed the sentiment. “This is such a
great addition to downtown Toledo. We took our grandsons to the new skating ribbon, and they had a blast.”
The first phase of the riverfront park opened in December 2020 and features a sledding hill, a kayak launch, boat rental, trails, and a boardwalk extending into the river. A bike and pedestrian bridge connecting trails at Glass City Metropark and International Park opened last summer.
The grand opening of phase two to Glass City Metropark is planned for this spring and will include three nature-themed playgrounds, a plaza for winter and summer activities, and more all-purpose trails for walking and bicycling. For more information, visit metroparkstoledo.com