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City crews create outdoor skating rinks for winter season

“Finding innovative ways to provide leisure opportunities for families is part of what makes this community such a great place to live,” Mayor Lori Ackerman writes in a distributed press release. “There’s always something fun to do.”

The two rinks ready for action are located in the basketball court of Mathews Park and the outdoor rink at Kin Park.

“Crews pack down the snow and flood skating areas using a water truck three times before they are ready for public skating,” Director of Facilities and Grounds, Craig Stanley writes in the same press release. “Through the winter, city crews will continue to flood the rinks twice a week to keep the ice smooth, [and] snow will also be shoveled away after a major snowfall.”

Plans for a third outdoor rink surround C.M. Finch Elementary School, with repairs financially supported by Western Canadian Properties, Canfor, Rona, Peace River Building, and the Rotary Club.

“This is a great example of how the community benefits when we all pitch in,” Rotary member, Councillor Trevor Bolin writes.

Flooding of the third rink began yesterday and is anticipated to be completed this weekend.

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