If ‘cabin-fever’ has been running rampant around your house recently, you might want to use this mild weather to your advantage.
Outdoor skating rinks have been open since the start of the new year, and according to the City of Regina, Sunday is probably a perfect day to go skating.
Ray Morgan, Director of Parks and Open Spaces, says recent cold weather put a damper on outdoor skating, but it’s going to change.
“We’re seeing average use, but it all depends on the weather,” Morgan said. “Over the last ten days, we’ve had minus 25 to 30 temperatures. But when the weather does warm up, like in the last day or so, rink activity increases. And especially in the evening.”
The rinks have been open since the new year and according to Morgan, the only thing holding people back has been the cold weather.
Morgan says the rink have been seeing average use, but they are all in good shape.
“There are some warming shacks,” Morgan said. “Community services and some of the community members in that area maintain the shacks. We mostly focus on the rinks.”
Morgan says there are plenty of rinks to choose from.
“We have 26 boarded rinks and 38 non-boarded rinks,” Morgan said. “The boarded rinks are ready to go and are open. You’ll see the status on our Regina.ca/rinks website. It will show the status of those. Some of rinks do have lights available for evening play.”