Posted by: HamptonIona | December 12, 2017

Iona Park rink building

It’s that time of year again.  WINTER!  And that means that the Iona Park Rink is starting up again.  As always, before we can start flooding, we must trample down the snow to build a base.  Over the years we have determined that tramping around the snow with snowshoes is the best way of building the rink.   Pulling a weighted toboggan also works well.   Dozens of people just running around would also work well.  The City has called for us to start building the rink by December 15 so we must start building the base within the next few days.

As such, we would like to meet one night this week to start building the base.   I would propose that as many of us meet this Wednesday to start building our base.  As always, a number of people bring their children and make a fun evening of it.  Hampton Iona will bring some hot chocolate and Timbits to celebrate winter the Canadian way.   Please let me know if you are available Wednesday evening around 7:00.  If not enough people are available, then we try for Thursday evening instead.

We are also looking for new volunteers to help with the flooding.  If you have never done it before, it is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours while learning a new skill.  And it is easy to do.   We would always pair a new person with someone experienced and in any case, we always recommend that people flood in pairs.  This year, Sjors Reijers, will be assisting in managing the rink.  He will be handling the schedule for flooding.   If you are interested in helping out, please forward your name to us.

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