Kamloops city council approves grant application for outdoor skating rink

Parks and Civic Facilities Manager Jeff Putnam asked Kamloops city council to authorize the inclusion of an outdoor rink in Riverside Park on Dec. 18, 2018.

KAMLOOPS - An outdoor skating rink got one step closer today, Dec. 18, when council agreed to pursue funding.

Parks and Civic Facilities Manager Jeff Putnam brought up the outdoor skating facility study for council to discuss whether it they should apply for funds from the Community, Culture and Recreation Grant Program, a joint federal and provincial initiative that offers to pay up to 73.33 per cent of a community project. Councillors gave the go ahead at today's City Council meeting. 

The rink would be free for the public to use and could be designed to operate in weather up to 5 degrees Celsius, Putnam said.

The study had named Riverside Park's spray park as the ideal location offering the option to do renovations as well as the rink installation.

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