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.Continue reading
Mother Nature made the natural ice rink challenging this year, with yo-yo temperatures above, below, above, then below again, and repeat. Still, the Sorauren Hosers Ice Rink Crew persevered and was able to get a few good weekends, including Family Day.Continue reading
All we need now is consistent below zero temperatures.
The Sorauren natural ice rink is ready for flooding now that members of the all-volunteer Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew have erected the boards.
The rink is closed. Long live the rink!
Through frozen pipes, bitter wind chills, thaws, snow storms, and all over again, the volunteer Sorauren Hosers Rink Crew kept the natural ice going well into March. The 10th season of the “modern” era was a stand-out.
As we bid farewell to the 2019 edition, some thank-yous:
The Sorauren Farmers Market is always extra-special when it falls on a holiday Monday, and that’s the certainly the case this coming Family Day, February 18.
Drop by the Market indoors at the Sorauren Fieldhouse for fun family activities in addition to shopping from great local farmers and vendors.
The Market runs every Monday from 3 – 7 pm at the Fieldhouse, 50 Wabash Avenue.
UPDATE: Come early at from 2 – 4 pm to enjoy the Family Day Skate at the Sorauren Rink, hosted by MPP Bhutila Karpoche. Free hot chocolate!