Corkery rink now open, ready for art

CORKERY – Corkery’s outdoor skating rink is now open (please check weather).

“The skating rink at the Corkery Community Centre is open,” the Corkery Community Association (CCA) released in a statement today (Jan. 14).

Here are some points to keep in mind: 

Hockey is not permitted during the lockdown period. The city has not yet determined when the sport will resume.

Masks are mandatory 15 metres from the rink and recommended on the ice.

“We would like to give a huge shout-out to the flooders: Darcy Byrtus, Peter Connell, Neil Marion and Brian Williams, but especially to Doug Twining,” the CCA said. “Thank you very much for your efforts in making it possible for our community to enjoy the rink. We would also like to thank our association vice president and rink boss, Andrew McIsaac who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to coordinate each step in getting the skating rink up and running.”

The CCA wants you to help beautify the rink this year with some inspiring messages of hope in these challenging times.

“The pandemic has been hard on everyone,” the CCA said. “To help promote optimism and hope, it would be very much appreciated if folks could come by and write messages or draw pictures of kindness and inspiration on the community skating rink boards.”

Some sidewalk chalk and hand sanitizer have been placed beside the rink.

“Skating and chalk drawing, fun activities for the entire family to enjoy,” the CCA said. “As always, please remember to social distance and wear a mask.”