Burger Boat Company Park
- Ice Skating
Burger Boat Company Park is an urban park that was created during reconstruction of the Eighth Street bridge. This 0.70 acre park abuts the south side of the Manitowoc River and provides passive recreation to residents and tourists within the downtown business district.
The park makes a great connection for the river and downtown walkway system. Current facilities include benches, lighting, scenic vistas, flagpole, farmer’s market location, and fisherman’s wharf.
The 2017/2018 ice rink was sponsored by Novak’s Service Center and Keller Structures, who purchased supplies for this year’s rink including “in-ice” lighting around the perimeter of the rink. A shelter had again been provided by Aspire Real Estate. In addition, the City of Manitowoc Parks Division had provided a portable toilet, as well as benches and picnic tables around the rink for those wishing to rest or change footwear.
The set-up crew did a great job getting the rink ready for New Year’s weekend as they endured wind-chill temperatures below -20 degrees! Special thanks go to Karl Koch and the Manitowoc Fire Department, as well as the set-up crew: Doug Schwalbe and son (Keller Structures), Jeremiah Novak (Novak’s Service Center), Barry Nelson (downtown enthusiast), and John Powalisz, Lee Gauthier, J.J. Ploederl, and Chad Scheinoha (City of Manitowoc Department of Public Infrastructure).
During the season, the rink may be closed for certain periods due to poor ice conditions or in order to smooth it over with more water. Signs will be posted when it is closed for these or other reasons. You can also check out the City of Manitowoc or Manitowoc Recreation Division Facebook pages for updates.
Ice Rink Rules:
1) Skating hours 6 am to 11 pm
2) Skate at your own risk – skating can be a dangerous activity, that could result in serious injury
3) Children 10 and under require adult supervision
4) Recreational skating only – hockey or games of chase may only be done with prior approval (contact
the Parks Office at 920-686-3580.
5) Please skate in a counter-clockwise direction
6) In case of emergency, call 911
7) Please follow all other general park rules while skating.
The City of Manitowoc takes pride in our public parks. If you see someone violating these rules, call the Police Department at 686-6500. Violators will be banned from public parks. Also, remember to smile as the City of Manitowoc may be using video surveillance cameras.