January 18, 2019
Hey Residents of Summerside!
With this nice cold stretch of weather we have been blessed with, our heavier equipment has started to clear an area specifically for hockey.
The rink will be bigger than the current one we have on the Lake. It is not quite ready yet, as we still need to flatten it out as much as we can for hockey use.
The smaller surface that is on the Lake will be turned into a leisurely skating area only. Stay tuned for further updates!
As of January 11, 2019
Over the last couple of days, the maintenance team and myself worked on clearing a section of the Lake off for Hockey. After using our smallest piece of equipment to help clear off a section of the Lake, we uncovered an area of standing water and came across ice that was not frozen evenly. Ice measurements showed 14 inches of depth, but when we used the blade to remove the snow, we cracked through a few air pockets. Luckily we were able to uncover another area of the Lake that had better uniformity of frozen ice.
Because the Lake is still not thick enough for our Zamboni and bigger equipment, we have hand flooded that small section of the Lake and will continue to hand flood it every morning. Tomorrow, January 12th at 5pm, we will open up the Lake for a one time pleasure skate. Starting Sunday January 13th, we are restricting hockey play on the Lake from 5pm to closing daily.. Leisurely skating will still be on the pad around the firepit. Thank you for your understanding. If you still have concerns or questions, feel free to call the office at 780-497-7558 or reply here. I will do my best to get back to you!