Kin Park skating rink open, other rinks to open by years end

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Kin Park outdoor skating rink is finished and ready to go, says the City of Fort St. John.

The park was completed first as it is on asphalt, which makes it easier to create a rink on. Julie Rogers with the City says the other parks hosting outdoor rinks, Matthews Park and Centennial Park, will be done by the end of the year.

Matthews Park is expected to be completed within the next day or two, and Rogers says Centennial Park will be done by New Years Day. The reason these rinks are taking longer is because they require a snow pack, and the rinks have to be repeatedly flooded to create a solid surface.

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Once ready, people can skate on them as long as there is cold weather.

The City’s grounds crews maintain the rinks, and will be flooding the rinks with hot water at least twice a week, according to Rogers. She says this helps fill in all the cracks and bumps on the ice.

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