Tottenham outdoor rink still open

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With so many Town facilities closed, you are probably looking for other ways to get in some exercise.

Local trails are still open, and so is the outdoor rink at the Tottenham Community and Fitness Centre.

The rink at the Community Centre is kept operating with the help of a cement pad and a refrigeration system that keeps the ice hard when the temperature rises above freezing.

If you decide to go for a skate, you may have to wait your turn before getting on the ice.

There is a maximum of ten skaters al-lowed on the ice at one time with a limit of 55 minutes for each person once they are on the ice.Access is granted on a first-come first serve basis with rotations starting on the hour.

The ice pad will be open for leisure skat-ing only.

No game playing – hockey or shinny – will be allowed and no hockey sticks or pucks will be allowed on the ice surface.

CSA approved helmets are mandatory on the ice.

There are no indoor facilities to allow for putting on skates; however, the wash-rooms will be available.

While on the ice, all COVID-19 pro-tocols must be adhered to, including the wearing of a face mask or covering and physical distancing of at least two metres at all times.

The rink will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Town may also provide two more outdoor rinks if the weather is appropriate.Areas on the ball diamonds at Doner Park in Alliston and at the Beeton Fair Grounds may be flooded, but that will re-quire several days of below freezing tem-peratures with no guarantee of them going in this winter.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times