We have finally seen another deep freeze and that means multiple City of Airdrie outdoor rinks are now open and ready for use.

According to Jeff Hughes, Parks Operations Coordinator with the city mentioned the boarded rinks are ready for use.

"We have six in town here, they're all up and running."

The boarded rinks include:

  • Bayside Drive
  • Big Springs Crescent green space
  • Chinook Winds Regional Park
  • East Lake Regional Park
  • Kings Heights Drive
  • Monklands Regional Park

The non-boarded rinks and the natural ice surfaces still need some work.

"A lot of the snowbank rinks are in good shape right now and are able to be used. There are a couple we continue to work on but it looks like cooler temperatures this week so we should have everything up and running great for Christmas."

Non-boarded snowbank rinks include:

  • Bayview Way Park (Tennis courts at Bayview Way/Bayview Street)
  • Fletcher Regional Park
  • Plainsmen Arena/Jensen Park
  • Ravenswood (green space at Ravensmoor CM and Ravensmoor Way)
  • Town and Country Centre
  • Windsong (Green space near Windstone Ave)

The natural ice surfaces that include Nose Creek Pond, Summer Hill and Waterstone are not ready just yet, Hughes mentioned the ice needs to get a little thicker before they can start working on them.

Hughes mentioned helmets must be worn when using City of Airdrie rinks.

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