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Skating Rink Closed at Mapleton Park


January 18, 2013

 

MONCTON – The City of Moncton would like to inform its residents that the Mapleton Park pond remains closed to the public for skating.

“While scraping the snow off the pond in Mapleton a City truck went through the ice,” explains Rod Higgins, the City of Moncton’s General Manager of Parks and Leisure Services. “The operator is fine and was able to get out safely. The truck is sitting in about one meter of water. Mechanical staff are on site and the truck will be pulled out shortly.”

Staff measured the ice at various levels according to standards and the ice was thick enough.  However, the truck must have hit some soft ice or an underground spring.

The City Hall and Victoria Park rinks are open seven days a week, weather permitting, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Kaboom Rink in Centennial Park is open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. all week long, weather permitting.

For daily updates on ice and rink conditions, go to moncton.ca.

There are indoor skating rinks at the Redball Internet Centre and Crossman Community Centre – Kay Arena. For information and schedules visit redballinternetcentre.com or call 384-4423.

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Media Contact:

Mélanie Cécyre
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton
506-877-7745
melanie.cecyre@moncton.ca