February 23, 2015 - 2:19 PM
KELOWNA - Skating season is coming to a close at Stuart Park’s outdoor rink. Rising temperatures and sunny skies in the forecast indicate the outdoor rink could be closing over the next few days. Until then, the rink will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., ice maintenance and weather permitting.
“Crews have been doing their best to maintain the ice, but the warm weather makes it a challenge,” said Steve Fagan, Arenas and Stadiums Supervisor. “There’s no set closure date for the rink as we’re trying to keep it open for as long as possible, but I anticipate this will be the earliest closure in the past four years.”
Residents are encouraged to check rink conditions before heading out, visit kelowna.ca/recreation to view the still-image web cam. If the rink is closed, a yellow caution sign will be visible in the middle of the rink.
Skate rentals are available daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the end of skating season. The public is required to abide by the rink regulations as posted on surrounding signs and encouraged to wear helmets.
For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, including public skating times at other ice rinks, visit kelowna.ca/recreation.
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