I’m a bit surprised the city would consider adding another refrigerated rink to its inventory, again, right next to the Rideau Canal skateway.
The latest iteration of the Lansdowne Park design includes a “skating court,” which in the summer will be a hard surface that can be used for functions and could also have basketball nets. I’m not so sure how this is going to work with the curling sheets that are also planned for the same ice surface. Curling surfaces have pebbles, although I’m not sure if that level of detail was ever in the cards for the sheets.
With two refrigerated rinks so close in proximity, which one will be the most popular? Lansdowne’s rink in the forest or City Hall’s Rink of Dreams?