Rink open, help needed for storm dig-out

A dozen volunteers, young and old, shovel the Sorauren ice rink after a storm, waving to the camera.
Volunteers dig out after a storm a few years ago. All ages welcome!

Calling all shovellers: The coming storm is expected to dump up to 20 cm of snow on the Sorauren Park community rink, and the all-volunteer Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew is seeking reinforcements to help dig out!

If the forecast holds, shovelling will start after school (hint) Monday January 17, and into the evening before the scheduled 9 pm flood. We’ll follow COVID protocols by staying physically distanced (easy to do) and masked. Please bring your shovels.

Every shovelful helps! Pro tip: Mentally block out a square space on the rink, to whatever size feels right, and clear that out. The sense of progress is most satisfying.

The rink is maintained by the Sorauren Hosers with a different three or four-person crew flooding each night at 9 pm, and on weekend mornings at 7 am. Regular flooding is important to keep the rink in top shape. The City provides water access and hose storage at the Fieldhouse. Generous sponsors help support equipment purchases and promotion; learn more.

The rink opened this past weekend under glorious sunshine. The Sorauren Hosers is a program of the non-profit Friends of Sorauren Park.

Thanks to our generous sponsors Scooter Girl Toys, Evolve Chiropractic Roncesvalles, Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates.
Opening weekend at the Sorauren Park community rink.

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