Rink box built, waiting for right conditions

Photo of the newly erected rink boards, the 2 x 8s that mark the perimeter of the rink, placed on the baseball diamond at Sorauren Park.
Waiting for a week of below-zero temperatures to properly flood and build up the ice surface

Masked and physically distanced volunteers from the Sorauren Hosers Ice Rink Crew have installed the rink box on the baseball diamond. Now the waiting game begins. It takes a week of consistent below-zero temperatures to build up the ice layers to open the rink.

We are also carefully watching the public health situation to see how it might affect rink operations this year. The City’s outdoor artificial ice rinks are currently open, but attendance is capped at 25 people at any one time. The City issues permits for community-built and maintained natural ice rinks (the Hosers obtain a permit every year).

The community can help by keeping off the future rink area inside of the rink box, especially in warmer temperatures. Footprints create craters that add considerable extra work and delay the opening.

A thank-you to our returning Rink Sponsors, Scooter Girl Toys, Snap Fitness High Park and especially Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates. #ShopLocal! Thanks also this year for build-day support from Downtown Lumber and Laneway Custom Build.

For timely rink updates, follow @SoraurenPark on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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