The ice racing season has officially begun in Gladstone.
More than 50 racers appeared on the ice with almost half of them being children. The Great Lakes Ice Racing club organizes the races. They take place on the Escanaba River just west of downtown Gladstone. The season lasts as long as the river is thoroughly frozen, typically from now through March. To park, the club asks for a five dollar donation, which is shared with Boy Scout Troop 473 out of Flat Rock.
The club is always looking for new racers on a variety of vehicles.
"We race motorcycles, ATVs, studded and non-studded, micro-sprint cars," said George Patrick, a racer.
Ice racing takes place every Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information click here.