Hallelujah! I’m thrilled to report the City has agreed to allow people to keep skating on the outdoor rink behind Summerfield Drive until the first major thaw!
Like anything in life, sometimes compromises need to be made. And in this case it’s no different.
I have talked to some of the neighbours and so far they are more than willing to agree to the few conditions laid out.
Next week, City staff will be reaching out to the neighbourhood to try to figure out future steps.
I think it’s a reasonable solution. It lets kids (and adults!) continue to have fun on this great rink, while balancing the very real safety, liability and other competing neighbourhood concerns at play in this issue.
Again, I’d like to thank staff for stepping up on this issue pronto for the community.
Thanks to all of you for your very vocal, very passionate, very heartfelt comments on the need to support outdoor rinks and healthy outdoor activity for our kids!
I have not skated in 25 years but I intend on trying this rink out soon!