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Skating ponds to remain closed

The skating ponds at Lakeside, East Swinney, Franke and Reservoir parks will remain closed to skaters this weekend because of thin ice and a forecast of above-freezing temperatures.

The Parks and Recreation Department will have the red lights and flags at the ponds to indicate that conditions are not safe.

Officials said more reliable ice is available at Headwaters Park during public skating hours.

For up-to-date information regarding ice skating and pond ice conditions, call the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department at 427-6000 or go to