Citizens group presents case for keeping rink open

STELLARTON — One year after Stellarton Town Council made the difficult decision to cease operations at Stellarton Memorial Rink, a group continues to work hard to save it. The amount of thought and effort they put into determining other options was evident as their findings were presented last week to the community. The Stellarton Memorial...

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Little hope for viability of town rink: Expert

STELLARTON — Hope is fading for keeping the aging Stellarton rink open. That’s according to a report the town just received from Art Sutherland, an expert in rink refrigeration systems who worked in more than 300 ice rinks across North America over the last 42 years since growing up in Stellarton. The president of Accent...

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Group working to keep community rink alive

A dedicated group continues to work behind the scenes to keep Stellarton Memorial Rink from closing. Town Council made the difficult decision to cease rink operations, effective March 31, due to the exorbitant costs to renovate and repair the 70-year-old facility. It was an emotional decision made for financial reasons. Council agreed to give the...

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Stellarton council makes ‘emotional’ decision to cease rink operations

In almost two decades on town council, Garry Pentz has never made such an emotional decision. Until March 11. That’s the date that Stellarton town council made the decision to cease operations of the Stellarton Memorial Rink, effective March 31. “I’ve been sitting on council for 17 or 18 years and we’ve had a lot...

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Stellarton to cease rink operations

Stellarton will cease operations at the town’s memorial rink, but is giving a citizens group until February 2020 to come up with a plan to continue the rink’s functioning. The decision was made at Monday’s town council meeting, following a presentation by Darren Stroud speaking on behalf of The Stellarton Memorial Rink Citizens Group. An...

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