Harder than it looks

Kylie Roberston, four, uses this handlebar to hold herself up as she learns to skate for the first time while on an outing to Bower Ponds with her brother, Jake, and dad, Jason, recently. Bower Ponds and outdoor Red Deer neighbourhood ice rinks located next to community activity centres are now open for the season.

Photo by NATASHA SCHMALE/Advocate staff  - Bower Standup-

Photo by NATASHA SCHMALE/Advocate staff - Bower Standup-

Kylie Roberston, four, uses this handlebar to hold herself up as she learns to skate for the first time while on an outing to Bower Ponds with her brother, Jake, and dad, Jason, recently. Bower Ponds and outdoor Red Deer neighbourhood ice rinks located next to community activity centres are now open for the season.

Bower Ponds Pavilion will be open on Jan 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Regular hours start Jan. 4 when the pavilion will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.