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Town Takes Second Try at Skating Rink

Parks and Recreation Director hopes for longer stretches of cold weather.

For the second year, the town of Canton has started installing a temporary skating rink at Mills Pond. 

This week, parks personnel constructed the frame on one of the town tennis courts but still need to install a liner and fill the roughly 60- by 80-foot area with water. 

Parks and Recreation Director Brian Wilson said he did not have an exact time frame for installation. He did say he hopes for longer cold stretches than last winter. The town erected the rink in January of 2012 but temperatures never stayed cold long enough for the water to completely freeze. 

“Let’s hope we can at least lace our skates up this year," Wilson said. 

Hrico December 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Quick Canton! The Board of Selectman have the Town's wallet wide open. I bet the Want to be Joneses can get that EDA talking head to sell them on how Canton needs a hockey rink or nobody will come to Collinsville to buy pizza and beer.
Canton Taxpayer December 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
LOL....I mean heck, Simsbury has one!
Wyatt December 14, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Sounds like a nice idea. Hope we get some good cold weather for it.
Betty December 18, 2012 at 03:20 PM
This looks is like the little rink on the New Hartford green. It does not involve much cost, my folks made one in our yard when I was a child. I hope the kids enjoy it.

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