Another season of ice skating has come and gone. A big thank you has to go out to John Gardin, the Millrise Community Association, Facilities Director and the many rink volunteers that helped out. As most of you know, it is difficult to install and maintain outdoor ice skating facilities in Calgary, due the ever changing weather conditions. The Ice Hockey Rink was repaved and levelled last fall and also had new boards installed. Ice quality in both the hockey rink and the pleasure skating oval was "some of the best ice we have seen" as stated by many people that came from all over south Calgary. Many people (young and old) enjoyed some time in the fresh outdoors to play some pickup hockey or just skate for fun on the oval. A lot of fun was also had by the volunteers that enjoyed driving the Zamboni and conditioning the ice. Some of the ice making team were mistaken as City of Calgary employees. Not true, the up keep of the ice was strictly volunteer based and funded by the efforts of the Millrise Community Association. This is where your membership dollars and the results of fund raising activities go. As we hang up our skates for the season and get ready to enjoy the NHL play offs, thoughts and planning are going into next seasons ice making efforts. A top quality outdoor ice skating facility that even the Calgary Flames could enjoy!