The County of Grande Prairie has opened another opportunity for residents to hit the ice this winter.
Applications for ice surfaces opened earlier this week, and for a community to be eligible there must be at least four volunteers who are committed to the installation, maintenance and removal of the ice surface. The community has to also identify where the water for the ice surface will come from, whether it is an already existing Aquatera infrastructure or volunteers who are bringing water from off-site.
Before the skating rink is built the county will inspect the proposed site to make sure the area will work for a skating rink. After the rink has been built the county will conduct another inspection ensuring that all rink requirements are met, and once skating season has come to an end and the rink is taken down the county will do another inspection to ensure the area wasn’t damaged and left tidy.
There are currently three Neighborhood Ice Surface applications pending in the County, Clairmont, Wedgewood, and Riverview Pines. Applications will close on December 31st.
You can find more information on the County of Grande Prairie’s website.