Get your skates sharpened!

  • Mar. 27, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Haida Gwaii Skating Rink Society-It may be a bit early for skating, but the Haida Gwaii Skating Rink Society has officially been formed and is now in the process of raising funds to support the planning and construction of a skating facility in Queen Charlotte for use by all island residents.It is hoped that the necessary funds can be raised to construct a facility using synthetic ice that would allow for all types of use including figure skating, hockey, lessons, public skating and any other activity normally reserved for ice rinks. Due to climate and operating costs of an ice plant, an artificial or natural ice surface is not feasible. This is where synthetic ice comes in. Although not real ice, it allows the user to skate as if on actual ice. The one noted difference is that there is less glide on synthetic ice. which will make all of us stronger skaters.Imagine the sounds of kids laughing, their parents cheering as minor hockey becomes a fixture on Haida Gwaii. This dream can become a reality and the first step in that direction is the Haida Gwaii Skating Rink Society’s First Annual NHL Playoff Hockey Pool. Over the next week, we will be putting together a playoff hockey pool as a fundraiser. Keep your eye out for more information and start thinking of your picks, bragging rights are on the line.

Just Posted

Bachrach nominated by NDP for federal election

The Smithers mayor won on the first ballot with 446 of 797 votes

Haida Gwaii and Bella Bella organizations receive funding for arts and culture

The Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture funded 83 organizations across B.C. this year

Haida UBC grad awarded prestigious academic honour

Law school next on Chelsea Gladstone’s ‘to do’ list

Fire ban back in effect for Northwest Fire Centre region

Starting May 24, both Category 2 and Category 3 prohibitions will be in place

This summer Masset RCMP will give positive tickets to youths

More than a dozen community partners are involved in encouraging good behaviour once school is out

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read