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posted on October 09, 2007
Staff asked to review outdoor rink delay
Citizen suggests opening rinks in December and closing them in March would save money
By: JEFF GRAY
Published: OCTOBER 2, 2007
The Grinch-like cancellation of shinny and pleasure skating at outdoor rinks over the Christmas holidays - currently the plan under city hall's budget cuts - could be reversed, allies of Mayor David Miller suggested yesterday.
The move, which would save only $160,000 but is part of $34-million in reductions, has offended amateur hockey groups and created the uninspiring spectre of the usually crowded Nathan Phillips Square rink on city hall's doorstep left deserted over the peak holiday season.