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Building outdoor skating rink a labour of love for Calgary man
Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:00PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:24PM MST
An outdoor skating rink on a private pond in northeast Calgary has become a popular spot for winter revelers of all ages.
Word has spread about the outdoor frozen pond since its creation during the holiday season.
The rink sits on a section of an industrial storage site along 84 St. N.E. near McKnight Blvd.
The inspiration for the rink came to Norm Price, the owner of the property, after hearing his nephew complain about limited access to ice time.
Price and a few friends invested approximately 400 hours building the rink to ensure members of the public had an outdoor rink for skating and his nephew had a place to hone his hockey skills.
“I see kids from 2-years-old to big kids in their 60’s. It’s just heart warming,” says Price. “This is Canadian, on the pond hockey. It’s quite the experience but a lot of work.”
Price’s rink is open to the public, free of charge. The rink is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.