Ice skating is coming to Dana Farm, the neighbor to Winter Park: Kewaunee County’s popular snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding park on Ransom Moore Lane.
The Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a generous offer made by Kewaunee County–Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to donate approximately $40,000 in show profits to help create an ice rink, construct a warming shelter and restore a historical home on the property that was the childhood home of Ransom Asa Moore, who grew up to be Wisconsin’s father of 4-H and the founder of UW-Madison’s agronomy department.
“We wanted to make a lasting legacy in the county and have it be something that the community could enjoy,” said Aerica Bjurstrom, Extension Kewaunee County agriculture agent and an Executive Committee member of the Kewaunee County–Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.
The project has an estimated total budget of $70,000, which includes a county investment of $28,500 that was originally made as a contribution to help fund the state’s largest agricultural show at Ebert Enterprises in 2017. It is expected that ground will be broken on the Dana Farm project this fall. Ice skating will be free, but as of now, skaters will need to take their own skates.