Thursday, January 23, 2014

Why skating rinks matter

The RinkWatch team (from L to R): Robert McLeman, Colin Robertson, Haydn Lawrence.

Few sights or sounds are more quintessentially Canadian than a group of kids skating on an outdoor rink or frozen pond. Outdoor skating is part of our national DNA. It doesn't matter if our ancestors came to this cold northern land 10,000 years ago, or if we got here last year. It doesn't matter if we live in Victoria, where ponds never freeze, or if we never learned to skate ourselves; we Canadians can appreciate a good rink. But are the outdoor rink's days numbered? Studies warn that in coming decades winters will be too short and mild to make a decent rink across much of Canada...

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