Warming weather closes Red Deer’s outdoor rinks

Mother Nature’s sunny side has prompted the closure of many of Red Deer’s skating rinks.

Mother Nature’s sunny side has prompted the closure of many of Red Deer’s skating rinks.

Bower Ponds’ concession, washrooms and skate rentals will close this weekend. Next to the concession building, the portable washroom facilities will be available to the public.

Many of the community rinks are closed as well, but Riverside Meadows, Normandeau, Pines and McLean Park rink facilities will remain open for the next week.

Bower Ponds is scheduled to reopen again for the summer boat rental season in May, depending on the weather.

Residents are reminded that ice can quickly become unstable during spring thawing and to observe and obey all warning signs in these areas.