Terry Walsh told me the rink at Don Mills shopping centre is closed, drove there today and yep there is no ice. So we will go to Mel Lastman Square instead. Getting to this rink by ttc is easy, take subway to North York Centre and follow directions to Lastman Square. There is paid street parking on Yonge and Beecroft. The apre's will be at Ichiban* across the street from the rink. The last 3 season finale we had an apre's party back at my place but since I'll be away we'll have the party after the season opener skate November 17. It's been a great ice skating season, the turn out was very good with an average turn out of 10 per skate. There were apre's parties hosted by Rick and Pauline Upton, Andrea Calver and Susan Bishop, kudos to them for their hospitality and generosity. And thanks to Catherine Whitfield, Susan Bishop, Neal Hunt, George Witte and Terry Walsh who hosted a Friday night ice skate when I was away. The city turns off the power to their outdoor rinks on or before March 19. Get your bikes tuned up and hopefully we'll have cycling weather soon.
* Ichiban, Joanne Walsh's favorite Asian restaurant or itchy bum. When I played little league there was a Japanese kid on the team, when we hit a homer he would shout ichiban!! which meant very good. Of course us 12 year old boys thought he was saying "itchy bum"??
Fred Lee, ice skating coordinator and occasional ride leader.
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