Regina’s outdoor rinks will only be looked after for just one more week, because come February 16th, they won’t be anymore.
The city plans to stop maintenance on the outdoor rinks after February 16th.
City spokesperson Sean Raison says the ice will still be around for quite some time due to the thickness of the ice.
“We always look for a good base layer of about three to four inches of ice,” says Raison. “Once that ice is established, you need sustained plus temperatures for the ice to deteriorate and this year, the ice has been pretty good.”
Raison says while most of the rinks will not be maintained, the city will continue to maintain the Victoria Park ice surface and 8 specific rinks used by the Outdoor Hockey League.
Residents are advised they can still use the rinks not being maintained, but are asked to use caution when doing so.