2 new synthetic skating surfaces opening in downtown Kitchener on Friday – Kitchener

The City of Kitchener says two new outdoor skating options will open in downtown on Friday as synthetic ice rinks are being installed at 44 Gaukel Street and Kitchener Market.

“Over the years I’ve heard that our residents share fond memories of skating with friends and family in Downtown Kitchener not just during the Christmas season but all year round, and I hope that residents have these new ice rinks in their hearts will enjoy our city “, said Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.

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“I am particularly pleased that these new plastic ice rinks in Gaukelstrasse and on the market can be used all year round and that we can bring them to places throughout the city where we traditionally did not have them.” been easy to build ice rinks. “

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The ice rink on Gaukel Street will be 25 by 12 meters and will be used free of charge by residents from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Kitchener Market’s skate area is free during market hours and the city plans to make it available for rental.

Kitchener says more community outdoor ice rinks are expected to open in the coming weeks if temperatures allow.

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The ice rinks are said to be community dependent and run entirely by volunteers from the local community.

The city says those who want to volunteer with the maintenance of the ice rinks can apply online, email, or call 226-751-6403 for more information.

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