Applications to build-your-own ice rink in Milton close Friday

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Published October 30, 2023 at 12:24 pm

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There’s still time to partner up with the Town of Milton to build a neighbourhood ice rink this winter.

The collaborative project between residents and the Town launched last year with four outdoor rinks at Laurier Park, Meighen Park, Scott Neighbourhood Park East and Wilmott Park – all operated by community volunteers.

The deadline to apply is this Friday, November 3.

Groups of six or more adults can build and operate a neighbourhood rink in a pre-approved location, meeting the criteria and agreed upon responsibilities to maintain the rink throughout the winter season.

A neighbourhood rink provides a community building opportunity where a group of neighbours are committed to building and operating an outdoor ice rink at a community park for all residents to enjoy, free of charge, noted the Town in a news release.

“Workplaces serving their community through volunteer initiatives should also consider applying to build and operate a rink this winter season.”

The outdoor rink program started in October 2022 with volunteers building, operating and maintaining the ice surface in neighbourhood parks with the assistance of Town staff.

Volatile weather conditions forced the early closure of all four of Milton’s outdoor neighbourhood ice rinks on March 1.

For more information about criteria and responsibilities of the volunteer teams and Town staff, visit Milton.ca/NeighbourhoodRinks.

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