Kingsmere Rink – start of 2017-2018 season

The weather is getting close to perfect for rink building, and it’s very likely conditions will be right Tuesday and Wednesday.

We expect to be able to start building the rink this week. We are in need of volunteers to help build and maintain the ice, and to supervise the rink house when it is open to the community. If you are able to volunteer for either ice building/maintenance and/or supervision, please email us at

The initial ice building requires temperatures below -5C (-10C is better) and regular flooding with water in order to build the base. This flooding can occur at any time of day (morning, afternoon, evening), and we are in need of volunteers to flood the ice this week in order to get the rink up and running. Flooding involves taking a 1″ hose and spraying the entire area (both hockey rink and puddle rink) to saturation. Initially, each flooding will require 2-4 hours per flooding, and as a watertight area is created with surface ice, the time will reduce to 1-1.5 hours. Approximately 5-10 floodings are required to create the base before it can be skated on.

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer for this great community activity!

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