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Winter Programming Coming Up

It’s coming – winter isn’t that far off and that means we will be kicking up our winter skating programs at the rink. Once again, we will be partnering with KIDS (Kids Inner City Development Society) to make the winter programming the best. Like last year, the rink will be open seven days a week, and we will offer programs for kids, families, and adults.

Some of the bigger annual events will be taking place yet again this year. The annual McCauley Cup and Edmonton City Police vs. the community will take place in December. The second annual New Year’s Eve family skate will be on December 31, and the very popular Family Day skating party will take place on Family Day. We are also open to any suggestions or ideas you may have for programming at the rink. Please contact the McCauley Community League at mccauleycommunityleague2014@gmail.com.

Basketball Alberta came out to the rink and offered a free basketball clinic for all ages in September and will also be doing so in October. The clinic was held by Steve Sir, NCAA Division One three-point record holder and seven-year pro. A big thank you goes out to Steve and Basketball Canada. We would like to have Steve back next summer to offer some more of these great basketball clinics. This was in partnership with KIDS, the McCauley Community League, and Basketball Canada.

The needed updates for the rink that I mentioned in last month’s column should be completed in October.

We are looking to start all skating programming in November (weather permitting) and will have a full skating schedule in next month’s edition of the paper.

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