The lack of snow hasn’t helped Echo Bluff Park’s cross country skiing any, but the ice rink is doing well. The park is open for skating on Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. The fire pit is lit, and skaters can come to warm themselves and enjoy cocoa and marshmallows! There is a $5 skating fee and $3 skate rental. Other winter activities available include the expanded paintball course and the nine-hole disc golf course. For more information, call 815-252-3894 or 815-663-2085.