Elizabeth Church - The Globe and Mail Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014
"Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher wants the city to let skaters get the most out of this year’s cold weather and keep more rinks open into March.
This weekend was the last call for most of the city’s 52 outdoor skating rinks, with 17 remaining open for an extra three weeks.
But Ms. Fletcher, who tries to skate most days at a city rink, says given the frigid weather it does not make sense to shut so many rinks for the season. Next week, she also plans to ask the Parks Committee to change its rink policy to avoid this kind of problem in future years."