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Armstrong considers outdoor rink

The group that oversees Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation is intrigued by the idea of outdoor ice at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Representatives from Canlan Ice Sports are making their way to the facility this weekend.

“They’re coming up to look at the feasibility of putting in outdoor ice there,” said Joe Van Tienhoven, Spallumcheen councillor on the parks and recreation board.

Van Tienhoven added his praise of parks and general manager Byron Sayer who has done such a great job promoting and booking programs, there is no more prime-time ice available to rent at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.

So Sayer was given permission to investigate the possibility of adding an outdoor sheet at the facility, which would hook up to the existing ice plant.

Other parks and recreation updates from Van Tienhoven included the fact shower repairs in the Nor-Val dressing rooms will be done after the ice is taken out and before lacrosse season.

And because it’s too expensive to maintain, too short to play on and too dangerous with the aging fence, the tennis court at Memorial Park is being removed.

A new boiler will be installed at the Memorial Park pool in the spring, and will be ready for the 2013 outdoor season.

And Van Tienhoven announced that, after many complaints about navigating Canlan’s website to find information on Armstrong programs, a local website has been created.

People can go to www.asprd.com to find Canlan’s Armstrong page.

 

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