When it comes to backyard rinks, a lot of blood, sweat, tears—and flooding—goes into building the perfect rink. Sometimes, though, Mother Nature chooses to take care of things on its own in beautiful ways.
After flooding the rink all week during these cold conditions, Ontario Speed Skating Oval organizers in Lakefield say in a Facebook post that the ice should be ready to go for the 2019 season starting Sunday, January 13th, when it will be open from noon until 2 p.m.
The process would have been much faster with some snow to deploy for a base but the volunteer ice crew have done a great job getting it ready and flooding the ice all week.
Organizers say rental skates will be available, and that skaters are advised to use extra caution as there are still some thin spots.
We are doing a double axel and attempting a triple with the news that the green flag is up on the Trent Canal for the first time this season, meaning conditions are safe to skate there!
If you haven’t skated on it, it’s definitely a bucket list thing to do with the family or on date night…
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Tommy's first time skating and Mom and Dad's first time on skates in a decade. Lots of falls and only a few emotional meltdowns, but I eventually got used to it. Tommy is a natural and will most certainly become the world's best hockey player. @jennjudson65 @ptbo_canada #liftlock #skating #peterboroughontario