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Posted on: February 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Removing Ice from THRC

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Nanton Council made a difficult decision with heavy hearts and voted last night to remove the arena’s ice. 

The recent easing of some COVID-19 regulations is a relief. Unfortunately, some of our volunteer-based organizations may not be able to get programmes going until the beginning of March.

The cost of maintaining the ice with little to no activity until the end of the season does not make much sense.

Once the ice is gone, staff can refocus on other tasks until the end of the season (March 31st). The THRC’s weekly costs will go down significantly.

Come September, things will be hopefully back to normal, and we’ll have a normal ice season.

It’s been a hard year with lockdowns and restrictions.

The bright side of this is that staff have had the time to do a significant amount of maintenance, repairs, and even a few upgrades.

And we still have the outdoor rink until the weather beats us!

If any groups or clubs have any proposals for using the THRC space in the upcoming months (in compliance with regulations), we are always open to discussions.

The Town thanks you, the community, for its patience and understanding. 

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