Warming houses operated by Jamestown Parks and Recreation will open for the season on Saturday, Dec. 21, according to Doug Hogan, superintendent of the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department.

The Bunker Warming House at the sledding hill at Hillcrest Golf Course will be open from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. During Christmas vacation, Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, the warming house at the Bunker is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 the warming house will close at 3 p.m. The warming house is closed on Dec. 25 and Dec. 31.

The warming houses at the ice rinks at Meidinger, McElroy and Leapoldt parks will be open from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Special Christmas vacation hours, in effect from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, include 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday except for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The warming houses are closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Warming houses are also closed if the wind chill is 15 degrees or more below zero.