Around the Rink

McCauley Rink Skating and Program Schedule

I’m looking out the window as I write this article and there is some light rain with cool temperatures. I think, “Where are you, Winter?” I am sure by the time December’s issue of the paper hits your doorstep there will be snow outside, with colder temperatures, and the skating rink will be open.

The upgrades to the rink have been done and the rink looks great. Once again, we would like to thank the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Hockey Canada. Also, a big thank-you goes out to E4C for offering to look after the dispersing of the donated funds to all of the contractors, free of charge.

On December 10, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Church basement (10821-96 Street), the McCauley Community League will be holding a community meeting to get your thoughts and to discuss a building/community hall at the rink. What type of building would you like to see at the site? Come out and share your vision with other community members. Hope to see you there.

KIDS and the McCauley Community League invite everyone to come out and have some fun at the skating rink this winter. We have a variety of skating programs with something for everyone.

For all programming, dates, times, and future events please go to the MCL website at www.mccauleycl.com and continue reading Boyle McCauley News.

All events and programming are in partnership with KIDS and the McCauley Community League.

McCauley Community Rink Hours

Rink closes Monday-Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Mondays: 4-6 p.m. Open Ice
6-7:30 p.m. Family & Public Skate
7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Ice Shinny Hockey
Tuesdays: 4-6 p.m. Open Ice
6-7:30 p.m. Family & Public Skate
7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Ice Shinny Hockey
Wednesdays: 4-6 p.m. Open Ice
6-7:30 p.m. Family & Public Skate
7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Ice Shinny Hockey
Thursdays: Early school dismissal open Ice 2:30-6:00 p.m.
6-7:30 p.m. Family & Public Skate
7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Ice Shinny Hockey
Fridays: 4-6 p.m. Open Ice
6-7:30 p.m. Family & Public Skate
7:30-8:30 p.m. Open Ice Shinny Hockey

Weekend Hours
Rink opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Saturdays: 1-5 p.m. Family & Public Skate
5-7 p.m. Adult Shinny Hockey
Sundays: 1-5 p.m. Family & Public Skate
5-7 p.m. Adult Shinny Hockey

The rink will close if the temperature drops below -17, or if there is a snowstorm.

Special events for the 2015/16 season
McCauley Cup EPS hockey game: Wednesday, December 23 @ 1 p.m. (Tentative: Please check McCauley Community League website for official date)

Second annual MCL New Year’s Eve family skating party: Thursday, December 31 @ 6 p.m.

Family Day: Monday, February 15.

The rink will not be open on the following dates: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and January 1.

The rink is available to local schools, non-profits, and other groups. Please contact the MCL to discuss availability and options.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Friendship Garden Cleaned Up – The Friendship Garden in the northeast corner of Caboto Park was raked, weed- ed, and cleaned up in October by community members, organized by the McCau- ley Community League. At then end of November, the MCL will be partnering with the Boys and Girls club to decorate the garden for the winter holidays. Krista Mitton

  • Chanukah Candles – The festival of Chanukah, celebrated by Jewish people, begins this year at sundown on December 6 and ends at sundown on December 14. A candle is lit on each night of Chanukah on a candelabra called a menorah, until all nine candles are lit on the final night. The candles are lit with a middle candle, called a shammash. Paula E. Kirman

  • Card Buffet: Fun With No Calories – The Card Making Buffet at the BSCL was a great success! Students made a variety of Christmas cards in this three-hour class, led by community member Kim Lowen. Maria Castle

  • Dancing with Colour and Flourish – Salvadoran dance group Raices Salvadorenas in performance at Mamenche’s Restaurant in November. Paula E. Kirman

  • Christmas Under Way in Churchill Square 2 – The huge Christmas Tree in Churchill Square was lit up on November 14 during the Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up organized by the Downtown Busi- ness Association. The tree is 72 feet tall and is decorated with 14,000 LED lights. The event also featured a spectacular fireworks display. Paula E. Kirman

  • Halloween Warmer – Families enjoying the first ever Halloween Warmer in McCauley on October 31. Organized by the McCauley Community League, the Warmer featured a bonfire, hot chocolate, and marshmallows. Krista Mitton

  • Showing Off Their Martial Arts Moves – Troy Taylor and a student demonstrate a move at the Family Martial Arts Class that meets on Mondays at the Boyle Street Plaza from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Maria Castle

  • Rink Almost Ready – The McCauley Community Rink after being flooded at night. For a sched- ule of rink programs and skating times, see page seven. Dan Glugosh

  • Christmas Under Way in Churchill Square – The huge Christmas Tree in Churchill Square was lit up on November 14 during the Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up organized by the Downtown Busi- ness Association. The tree is 72 feet tall and is decorated with 14,000 LED lights. The event also featured a spectacular fireworks display. Paula E. Kirman

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Upcoming Themes

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