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Hello Ice Skaters,
Never thought I would say it since I'm hankering to get my bikes on the road but today's snow and the forecast of cold weather this Friday gladdens my heart at least for this week. Next week go away snow but this Friday we will have our season finale Friday Night Ice Skating at Colonel Sam Smith skate trail. The rink's official address of 3145 Lakeshore Blvd. is misleading as the rink is located on Kipling south of Lakeshore. Getting here by ttc is easy, take the Kipling 44 South bus to the end of the line which for some reason is named Col. Sam Smith. From there walk south 2 minutes and the rink will be on the east side of the road. Lots of free parking after 6 p.m. We will skate till sometime after 8 and carpool to the apre's at The Grille family restaurant at 1596 The Queensway. I have room for 6 in my van. If you can give a ride or need a ride, let me know and I will connect drivers and passengers. Drivers are expected to drive guest to a subway afterwards.
A word of caution, no lockers at the rink but have cubby hole shelves for shoes. About 5 years ago one of our members put her new winter boots into her knapsack and left it inside. Someone walked off with it and I had to drive her home wearing her skates. If you're bringing a knapsack, wear it while skating. Don't think any crooks will be brazen enough to stroll out with a pair of shoes in hand.
Fred Lee, ice skating coordinator and occasional ride leader.
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