Outdoor ice rink takes shape

Salmon Arm will soon have a new place to skate outdoors, thanks to a hard-working crew at DeMille’s Farm Market.



Salmon Arm will soon have a new place to skate outdoors, thanks to a hard-working crew at DeMille’s Farm Market.

Brad DeMille, the owner of DeMille’s Farm Market, says outdoor ice skating is a great way to have fun and make family memories over the holidays.

“We’re making something out of winter. I mean, we’re stuck with this for three months, we may as well make something good of it like skiing and skating,” he said.

The rink has been dubbed “Rodgers Arena” after DeMille’s father who started De-Mille’s Farm Market more than 40 years ago.

Construction and flooding of the rink began last week. DeMille said he hoped to have the rink ready for Friday, Dec. 16, but is now working towards opening the ice early next week.

“Now we’re just waiting for Mother Nature to give us a little  extra cold and freeze it up solid,” he said.

DeMille said he received numerous calls from community members asking how they can contribute to the project.

Response to the plan, particularly on Facebook, has been overwhelmingly positive.

DeMille says he dreamed up the project because he wanted a place to skate outdoors without worrying about falling through the ice on a frozen river or pond.

Big Al’s House of Hockey will provide the sticks needed for scratch hockey games at the outdoor rink.

Skate and helmet rentals will be available at the House of Hockey, located at the Shaw Centre.

With files from Jen Zielinski

 

Just Posted

Video: Snow Pitch Tournament a home run

Teams competed for softball supremacy on the snow-covered Finlayson Park ball diamonds

Vernon alleged serial arsonist faces sentencing today

The sentencing hearing for William Munton begins at 10 a.m. in Vernon Supreme Court

Update: Proposed medical building in Sicamous to be called Shuswap Healing Centre

The District of Sicamous is applying for $6 million in grant funding to go towards the project

Vehicle leaves road at Balmoral intersection near Blind Bay

A tow truck arrived to remove the vehicle at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Okanagan Military Tattoo returns

Performances July 28 and July 28

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 in OT

New England will meet L.A. Rams in NFL title game

The Okanagan Death Café returns for another season

The event allows participants to explore the topic of death, discuss wills and listen to each other

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Most Read