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Stories Tagged - skating

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Feb. 01, 2021 | Cody Stuart

Cold calling: Calgary's outdoor rinks provide much-needed outdoor activity option amid COVID-19 restrictions

With pandemic precautions forcing Calgarians to restructure their lives, the city's outdoor spaces have become a hot commodity this winter. Among the spots in highest demand have been the city's many outdoor rinks.

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.


Dec. 30, 2014 | CREBNow

How to: Build a backyard rink

From National Hockey League stars Eric, Jordan and Marc Staal who played on a backyard rink in their Ontario farmyard - not to mention the hundreds, if not thousands, of other professional hockey players - to the youngest of skaters eagerly watching their parents prepare the ice for them, the backyard rink is as Canadian as the game of hockey itself.

Here's some tips on turning your backyard into a icy mecca:

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