Ice Skating Anyone?

Outdoor skating rink ready for use

By Angelica Blenich

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3:12:21 EST PM

Dysart firefighters flood an outdoor rink at the baseball diamond in Haliburton Village on Jan. 7. The skating facility will be available for the winter season to accomodate ongoing renovations at the Dysart arena. The municipality's parks and recreation department is also planning on creating an outdoor rink in West Guilford.

Dysart firefighters flood an outdoor rink at the baseball diamond in Haliburton Village on Jan. 7. The skating facility will be available for the winter season to accomodate ongoing renovations at the Dysart arena. The municipality’s parks and recreation department is also planning on creating an outdoor rink in West Guilford.

It’s time to lace up your skates.

While renovations continue at the Dysart arena in Haliburton Village, an outdoor skating rink is up and running with another planned for West Guilford.

Located at the baseball diamond next to the municipal office on Mountain Street, the rink was created by municipal staff as well as volunteer firefighters, who were flooding the ice on Jan. 7.

Kids were out enjoying the ice as of Jan. 4, said Dysart’s chief administrative officer Tamara Wilbee.

Benches and an accessible outdoor washroom have been provided for those enjoying the winter facility.

“We’re also working on getting the West Guilford one up and running,” said Wilbee.

Once constructed, the outdoor skating rink will be located next to the West Guilford Community Centre and will include the old boards from the Dysart arena.

“We’re trying to get some more outdoor options to make up for the lack of indoor skating

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