ICE UPDATE – November 26, 2018

With the cold weather starting to set in, Parkland is dreaming of skating!  We still need a good cold snap of a high of -10 to make the best ice and avoid the deadly frost heaves.  Working at Park96 has started to warp my views on weather, I now am excited to see the forecast dip down to very cold :)


ICE UPDATE – March 6, 2018

Hockey Rink is open and the ice condition is fair. Enjoy while it lasts. We have had an extraordinary 11 weeks so far – a record for recent Park96 memory – possibly ever!

The leisure rink is holding on and the condition fantastic for this time of year.


ICE UPDATE – March 5, 2018

The Hockey Rink is closed due to the snow blower screaming in pain from all the snow this weekend. The replacement parts are being shipped over night from Illinois and should be here in the morning. The goal is to have the hockey rink ready for Wednesday evening at the latest.


ICE UPDATE – January 1, 2018

All ice surfaces are open and pretty near perfection ;)


ICE UPDATE – December 24

The hockey rink is open and ready for action!  The pathways are very close to being ready but just need a bit more time!

Merry Christmas Eve Parkland!


ICE UPDATE – December 21

The Leisure Rink will open TODAY AT 4PM and it looks perfect!  The beautiful cold weather has given the team exactly what they needed to get it done!

The Hockey Rink is a few days behind and NOT OPEN YET.  It will open this weekend and the moment it is ready there will be a post on Facebook.

The Paths are currently a work in progress and not open yet as well.


ICE UPDATE – December 16

Last Thursday evening Park96 was very hopeful we would have ice for today.  Sadly Mother Nature used her warm windy weather wand and we lost all the ice base we had collected all week.  The forecast for next week looks fantastic and we HOPE to have ice by Thursday, December 21 in the evening.


ICE UPDATE – December 9

Calling all Parkland Residents! We need to collectively put our Christmas wishes together and hope for cold weather.  The optimal ice making temperatures are between -20 and -5 degrees as a daytime high.

Park96 is very excited to test out the crack patching on the leisure skating rink.  The Maintenance Staff has started putting a few buckets (this is the name we call the tank that is pulled behind the tractor) on the leisure skating rink and the hockey rink because we just too excited to get started.  The weather for the next few days looks terrible, high of 12 tomorrow!  Crazy!  Please stay off the ice rinks to ensure we have the smoothest ice possible once the temperature cooperates.

Park96 has all its fingers and toes crossed hoping to have ice for the Family Christmas Party on Saturday, December 16.

Watch the Park96 big sign, Facebook and this page for ice updates in real time!