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The rink is not open but the ice is in. It is in as good shape as Dufferin was on November 21. The rain will have helped.
News came that Kew Rink is open.
7.30: - open no skaters.
6pm - 6 skaters of varying ages, little ones with helmets. Across the park there are 4 families trudging across the frozen ground toward the rink with skating bags and children in tow.
2 pm: 4 skaters, no helmets.
Some kids went to the rink to find it locked. One of the kids called his dad, who is the Fixer at the Toronto Star. He wrote a sharp-tongued column about it.
Certainly the Parks Director had assured us that all rinks would be open on New Year's Day, but somehow that message didn't get through at Kew Beach Rink. For more information about the citywide rink issues, our Monday Rink Report covering January 1 is here.
Numbers sample 9pm: 8 shinny players, (4 with helmets).