Category: Rink

Rink closed due to… winter

As you may have guessed, our two natural ice pads are closed for the moment, with a challenging forecast ahead. Sad emoji.

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Rink back in action

Friday night, February 3. The rink crew is out there, in the dark.

Friday night, February 3. The rink crew is out there, in the dark.

After a week spent knocking down footprint craters and pouring on the water, the volunteer Sorauren Hosers have brought back the natural ice rink.

Conditions are OK. The rink is flooded every night at 9 p.m.

Forever hopeful, as one must be, the Hosers are watching the forecast closely. Conditions may be soft early next week. As always, please stay off the surface when things get mushy, to preserve the flat surface for speedier recovery.

See you at the rink!

Jan. 15 Sorauren rink conditions: open

Photo of the natural ice rink with the sun's glare and hockey players in the background

Sorauren east and west ice pads on Saturday Jan. 14. Breakaway!

Enjoy it while you can… with warm weather predicted, this may be the last day for the Sorauren natural ice rink for a little while.

Conditions are reasonably good today, especially on the west pad.

Thanks again to the volunteer Sorauren Hosers. Armed with hoses, buckets, ice chippers, garden spades, scrapers and an odd passion for getting up at 6 a.m. in the morning or staying till late at night to spray water in the winter, they’ve restored the rink following last week’s thaw.

Rink conditions update Jan. 14

The Sorauren natural ice rink is open this weekend, with a metaphoric yellow flag.

Conditions are OK for limited pleasure skating, especially for tots. Conditions are not good for shinny: too many bumps and ridges.

The rink took a beating from the mid-week thaw and rain. Volunteer Hosers have worked almost round the clock since Thursday night to bring it back. As long as temperatures are below zero, the Hosers will flood.

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