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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 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: 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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