Iowa River

The Iowa River had just a sheen of ice on the top as of Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, but temperatures over the next 10 days are projected to be cold enough that solid ice could form, making skating and broom ball possible by the Winter Rec Fest on Jan. 25.

Supporters of Iowa Falls’ Winter Recreation Festival are heaping their hopes and dreams for a full weekend of fun on a 10-day forecast and a mathematical formula.

The festival, which began in 2012 and whose activities center around the Scenic City Boat Club and the Iowa River, has seen a slew of activities canceled the last three years due to unsafe or nonexistent river ice. The event was mostly called off last year.

Ice Predictions

Iowa Falls Winter Rec Fest organizers are keeping the public informed about event plans. As of Thursday this week, it appears that thick river ice may be possible by the festival Jan. 24-25.

Winter Rec Fest

Iowa Falls' 2016 Winter Rec Fest enjoyed sunny skies in the morning, and mild temperatures on Jan. 30, 2016, prompting many people to get a head start on the ice skating for the day.

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