For better use and better management. The UNOFFICIAL Website of Toronto's Outdoor Skating Rinks
See The Rink Opening Saga for background information.
Request to City to test rink opening on learning of a planned delay in rink openings. We wanted to organize an effort to at least try opening a rink on November 20 to demonstrate feasibility.
A Memorandum from Brenda Patterson to the City Council, November 12, 2010, explaining delay of rink opening for the 14 rinks that were supposed to open November 20.
An e-mail to get the rinks open 2010 request from rink users to at least open some test rinks on November 20
Letter from Brenda Patterson to rink users in response to their letter. Really almost the same as Ms. Patterson's original memo.
A letter from Adam Giambrone to Brenda Patterson regarding the recent decision to postpone the opening of 14 City rinks, November 18, 2010. Richard Ubbens replied on her behalf.
Request to director of parks to let volunteers open three rinks for November 20.
Response From Parks Director stating that the department requires very special conditions to make ice.
Response To Parks Director stating the the evidence contradicts his positions regarding opening dates and requirements of conditions for ice making
Invitation From Parks Director to the CityRinks.ca editor to discuss "your experience with the rink operation" (and response).
Earlier information regarding rink opening dates
Harbourfront's outdoor rink opened on Saturday morning -- lots of people, great ice. Did City management check with you before they decided to keep all city outdoor rinks closed?
The management did not check with council before deciding to keep the rinks closed.
Did City management check with you before they decided to keep all city outdoor rinks closed?
We were sent a general letter explaining why the rinks weren't opening. That is all.
A response to Councillor Ana Bail„o from Richard Ubbens, R.P.F. Director, Parks Parks, Forestry and Recreation , December 21, 2010.
Apologies for the delay. Attached is the official response to the letter we sent to Brenda Patterson (and which I send you last week). The attached letter is from Richard Ubbens and I've had it for at least a week. I was expecting, however, a response from Brenda directly and hadn't thought that Richard's letter was the final word. I have now clarified with Parks that this is the final response.
Still waiting to hear back with regards to the Rink Task Force and the issue we have discussed with the City Manager's Office.