What a difference a few years of ice makes. This afternoon we hit the city rink for the first time this year and it was busy. With good reason, lots of ice on the main rink and the ice hills. Plus, we've had a handful of good skating years and people have rediscovered the city rink!
Yes, it's early in the season and things are pretty rough in spots, but that is understandable. Overall, I was impressed with the early conditions. If this weather holds, I bet the skating will be great during Christmas.
Now . . . about that . . . .
What are the odds of having the warming house open -- regular day-time hours -- during Christmas break? Last year there were a good number of people and kids at the rink putting on skates outside of the warming house. It would be great if that "skate putting on" could be done inside the warming house. I understand that man power and hours are limited, so how about the warming house open just during daytime hours from say December 23rd to Jan 2nd.? Even the regular M-F from Christmas to New Years would be good. With school kids on break, this would be much appreciated.