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Dec.19 2006, one pm

The ice was in good shape. It was not too thick. The building attendant said there's no phone in the office and no radio. He said that this year they took away his phone.

There were some schedules printed out. There were also notices that while the community centre would be closed for the holidays, the rink would be open. There were also detailed descriptions of age groups and who they include.

There were 2 pleasure skaters there, 2 more arrived as we were leaving, and 5 shinny players. No skaters were wearing helmets. Staff said that they log the number of skaters every hour.The zamboni is shared with the arena next door, and the outdoor rink gets two ice maintenance times a day - one for a whole hour right after school (3:30-4:30), though sometimes they're done sooner.

Staff reported that there were no green shovels on site. Helmets are enforced only for little kids.

There are two change rooms inside (no windows at all), but one is only opened when there's a permit or a class coming. The public generally uses the change room that was originally meant to be the women's washroom, which has one regular and one wheelchair accessible bathroom stall in it, hope they don't get crowds with that setup! There are lockers, but you have to bring your own lock.

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