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Lace 'em up, last week to skate in park

If you are looking to take one last twirl on the outdoor rink at Stuart Park, this is the week to do it.

Martin Johansen, the City's civic properties project supervisor, expects the outdoor rink will be shut down for the season by the end of the weekend - if it lasts that long.

"We were thinking this would be the last week until winter came back," says Johansen when contacted Monday morning.

"We will have to see how it goes. We have never gotten to March yet and I suspect the best we will do is get through the weekend."

Everything is weather dependent.

Johansen says once the clouds do disappear and the sun starts to shine the ice goes away quickly.

"Once we lose it once, we found in the past, the best thing is to shut it down. Closing it for most of the day so people can skate for a few hours in the evening isn't very practical."

According to Environment Canada, we can expect daytime temperatures to reach as high as 5°C during the week although overnight temperatures will remain below freezing.

Johansen says they will keep it open as long as possible.

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