Around the Rink

Another Skating Season

Winter is back and we are gearing up for another fun-filled skating season at the McCauley Community Rink. What better way to get out and enjoy the winter months in Edmonton than strapping on a pair of skates and going for a skate. If you have never been to the community rink, come by and say hi to the staff, have a warm cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy the downtown city view – it is spectacular. Here are some updates of where we are for this year’s season.

The McCauley Community League will once again be working in partnership with the KIDS organization for the winter season. The proposal that has been worked out between the two groups is basically the same as it has been for many years. The working agreement can be found on the MCL website at www.mccauleycl.com. A big thank-you to both groups, the McCauley Community League and KIDS, who worked together on this very successful partnership. We look forward to having another wonderful winter working together.

Once again, the rink will focus on being open seven days a week when the weather permits. Skating hours can be found in this issue of the paper and on the McCauley Community League’s website and Facebook (@mccauleycommunityleague).

Here is some of the special programming that we are working on for the 2017/18 skating season. The McCauley Cup (EPS cops versus community kids) will be held in December. The third annual New Year’s Eve skating party will be on Saturday, December 31. The Family Day skating party will be on Monday, February 19.

If you have any ideas for winter skating programs, or questions, please feel free to contact the rink committee at the following email: mccauleycommunityleague2014@gmail.com. Are you a school, non-profit, business, or community member who is interested in using the rink for something special? Please send us an email and we will get back to you.

Thanks to everyone who makes this one of the most fun, safe, and well-used rink in the city. Without all your help, the above wouldn’t be possible.

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  • Teresa Spinelli Receives Alumni Award  – Italian Centre owner and McCauley resident Teresa Spinelli received an Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta on September 25. She is pictured receiving the award from University of Alberta President and Vice Chancellor David H. Turpin. Akemi Matsubuchi Photography

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

  • Viphalay Celebrates 10 Years in McCauley – Lily Mounma of Viphalay cuts a cake during the restaurant’s celebration of its tenth anniversary of its McCauley location at the end of September. The restaurant is located at 10724 95 Street. Janis Irwin

  • Harvest Market and Movie in the Park – On September 30, Giovanni Caboto Park was transformed into a Harvest Market during the day, with a variety of goods and crafts for sale, as well as entertainment. In the evening, the park became an outdoor movie theatre, with the film “Life is Beautiful” shown on a large screen. The events were organized by the Viva Italia group. Leif Gregersen

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