Reduced number of people allowed on Tottenham ice pad

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If you are planning to go for a skate on the outdoor rink in Tottenham, plan on waiting in line.

Because of the new situation with lockdown across the province, the Town has had to make adjustments to its facilities.

This includes the number of people allowed to gather at both indoor and outdoor facilities and during outdoor activities.

As a result, the outdoor ice pad at the Tottenham Com-munity & Fitness Centre has changed the allowable number of people on the ice at one time, as well as the length of time individual skate can stay on the ice.

The ice pad will remain open for skating only.

A maximum of five skaters will be allowed on the rink at any given time and masks must be worn at all times when on the ice.

A time limit of 30 minutes will be in place for each skater, rather than the previous 55 minutes, to allow access for more people.

There was a plan to create outdoor ice rinks at the Fairgrounds in Beeton and at Doner Park in Alliston.

However, the weather has not provided the proper temperatures to start flooding, and with new public directives regarding the number of people allowed to gather, and the effort to have people stay home, it was decided to pause any effort to create those rinks.

In addition, the indoor ice surfaces at the New Tecums-eth Recreation Centre and the Tottenham Community Centre will be removed to reduce the costs associated with maintaining an ice surface that can’t be used.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times