The rink saw 763 users last Sunday alone – Paul Pepe

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Skating - Photo Courtesy of Fort William Historical ParkTHUNDER BAY – Cooler weather is in the region for the rest of the week. Paul Pepe, the acting Waterfront Manager shares that down at the skating rink the fireplace part is on a plane to Thunder Bay. The new rink offering public skating at the waterfront park is proving to be very popular.

Pepe says that over 5000 people have skated on the rink since it opened. “The rink saw 763 users last Sunday alone.” says Pepe.

The amount of skating traffic on the rink is why there is a need for the Olympia Ice Resurfacer. The use of machines like that on outdoor ice surfaces is very common in Alberta. Many neighbourhoods have skating rinks similar to the skating rink at Marina Park.

It is likely that the fireplace should be back in full operation by the weekend, and skaters will be able to warm up while they enjoy the rink and the outdoor exercise at the same time.

Environment Canada is calling for periods of light snow today. Winds will be northwest 20 km/h. The high will be minus 16c and the wind chill will make it feel like minus 28. Tonight will be mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing after midnight. Wind north 20 km/h. Low minus 22. Wind chill minus 32.

For Friday the forecast is for sunny skies. Winds northwest 20 km/h becoming light late in the afternoon. High minus 14. Wind chill minus 33.

By Saturday, a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 22. High minus 7.

Perfect Canadian weather for skating.

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