Skating at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre

skate trail
Makayla, Mary, Emery and Elijah were able to enjoy the skate trail on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. Photo: Janae Wandler

Janae Wandler, PSP Corporate Services Manager

It was the first time this season that I got the skates out on Friday,
January 8. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and skating facilities at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre outside were better than what I expected. The skating trail was absolutely fantastic. I never skated much when I was younger and this was just what I needed to get me used to skating again. The trail starts out by the outdoor rink and goes all the way around the tennis courts and back. It was smooth and the turns were not too complicated for this beginner skater.

Then there is also the outdoor rink, and after the facility staff had just finished flooding and scraping the ice, I was able to play a little hockey with my kids. Once again, there’s nothing like skating on a well-maintained surface of ice.

Of course, there are COVID-19 restrictions that must be followed, but it is nice to have a place to go and get a little fresh air and exercise every once in a while.

Outdoor Rink
Will, Eliza and Cameron Wandler practice a little hockey at the Outdoor Rink at the Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre. Photo: Janae Wandler