Outdoor ice skating at Spencer Smith Park ends. There go the Spring Break Plans. Did we have a winter?

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  March 6, 2012   And then it was over.  Winter had hardly gotten a decent grip on the city and the lake came nowhere near freezing over.  There wasn’t any buildup of snow and the city must have saved a bundle on snow removal.

The true sign for Burlington that the winter was over is the announcement that as of 10:00 pm this evening the skating rink at the  Rotary Centennial Pond at Discovery Landing will close for the skating season.

If you didn't get to strap on the blades this winter - you're out of luck. Rink closes at 10:00 pm this evening.

This is probably the first executive decision Chris Glenn made as the now Director of Parks and Recreation; the Acting was removed from the title very recently.

“With the mild winter we were happy to be able to keep the rink open as long as we have,” said Chris Glenn, director of parks and recreation. “We are now looking forward to the spring season and the opening of the reflective pond.”

City staff will spend the next few weeks cutting the ice out of the pond and preparing the 10,000 square-foot (930 square metre) reflective pond for opening.

“Skating is still available at the city’s indoor arenas,” said Sandy Osborne, co-ordinator of swimming and skating. “Our indoor recreational skating and shinny hockey programs run all year and are a great way to stay in shape and have fun.”

Fun sure, but it’s not skating on ice is it.

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