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Innisfil's outdoor ice rinks 'still very much a work in progress'

Rinks at Innisfil Beach Park and Stroud Community Centre could be ready in the next two weeks, says town official

It’s not just a rise in the temperature that has delayed Innisfil’s new temporary ice rinks.

It’s also impatient residents who have ignored the caution signs and fencing to try the ice.

“Unfortunately, we did have some individuals using them this (past) weekend, which continues to delay us in getting these ready for use,” said town spokesperson Johnny Keogh.

Keogh explained that the ice rinks “are meant to give residents an opportunity to get outdoors and be active, safely.”

Residents will be asked to follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure everyone remains safe while using the amenities.

“There will be important signage and guidelines to inform the public,” he said, with details that include maximum occupancy and the need for physical distancing.

Asked when the outdoor rinks at Innisfil Beach Park and the Stroud Community Centre will be ready for use, Keogh noted they are “very much a work in progress, and not safe to use right now. We know how eager people are but we are asking the public not to use them just yet.

“The best we can say is we are hoping to have them ready within two weeks and we are moving as fast as we can.”

Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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