Enjoy the ice while you can

Favourable weather conditions mean the outdoor rink at Stuart Park could remain open well into next week.

If that's the case, it would be the latest the rink has remained open since ice was first made on the rink in 2010.

Four years ago, the Stuart Park rink stayed open into the first week of March.

Arenas and stadiums supervisor Steve Fagan says conditions are favourable, so the city will go day-to-day in trying to keep the rink open as long as possible.

"But, we are starting to experience some end-of-season conditions, so things do get a little sloppy out there," he said.

"We'll continue to manage it and see where it takes us."

Fagan says the biggest obstacle for ice makers is the radiant heat from the sun.

"When the sun is out and it's really warm, that's going to take us to a closing situation.

"But, we have overcast skies Thursday, Friday and Saturday."

Some snow could also fall over parts of the weekend.

The forecast next week is for high temperatures in the two to five range, with overnight lows below freezing.

The unseasonably cool temperatures are also having an affect on another downtown attraction.

The city says Kasugai Gardens will remain closed due to icy conditions as well.

"The accumulation of snow and ice in the park has left pathways and bridges unpassable and unsafe for the public," the city said in a media release.

"The park typically opens in early March, but is delayed this year until staff can ensure the park is in the best condition for visitors to enjoy."

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