Councillor planning motion to keep outdoor rinks open longer

By  Global News February 26, 2014

Despite the persistent freezing temperatures, most of the Toronto’s outdoor ice rinks are closed.

But councillor Paula Fletcher hopes that if next winter brings similar temperatures, her new motion will give the parks committee the ability to keep those facilities open.

“This weather is perfect skating weather and I think we need a little more flexibility,” she said. “Our staff needs to be able to say ‘ok, we’re keeping 52 rinks open for another two weeks because the skating weather is so perfect.’”

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