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Volunteers put in hundreds of hours of work each year to keep community rinks across the city in tip-top shape for neighbourhood residents of all ages to enjoy.
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Jan. 11, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

The people behind the ice: community volunteers make magic, one rink at a time

If Canada had an official sound, it would be the crisp "thwack" of stick meeting puck on a clear winter morning as kids descend on the local outdoor rink. The image is almost magical, but behind that magic are some dedicated volunteers who conjure up the time and dedication to make it happen.

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Oct. 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary's COVID-19 winter

It's still only October, but thanks to COVID-19 and Calgary's fickle weather, it's time to start planning for winter. After a summer full of park picnics, patio meals and backyard hangouts, the arrival of cold weather and the wet stuff will require a pivot to winter-appropriate outdoor activities. And if the rush to snag home fitness gear and bikes this spring/summer was any indication, equipment for traditional winter sports might soon be hard to find.

Here are a few ways you can stay active and social in and around Calgary this winter:


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