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Rainbow Park skating surface will open later this season

16-Dec-2011

The skating surface at Rainbow Park will open later this season, once the contractor who built the splash pad and ice surface has made final repairs to the ice plant on site.

The ice surface experienced issues with freezing last winter and the contractor did not solve the issue in the spring. It has taken until now to have conditions cold enough to test the surface after some repairs took place. The contractor has pinpointed the cause of the issue and will be installing new equipment in the next two weeks, which is expected to fix the problem. The City of Saint John is withholding the final payment on the project until the ice surface is working.

The City hopes to have the ice surface open to the public as soon as possible. Residents are reminded to check www.saintjohn.ca or call 652-PLAY for free public skating opportunities at the City’s four indoor arenas.