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Ice Oval Season Officially Over

Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 3:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – While it was  iffy during the Canada Winter Games,  the Prince George Ice Oval Society has declared the outdoor ice oval season officially over.

This season for the ice oval will go in the books as the   shortest season ever for the  venue.
The oval was open just 9 days in December.
Preparations for the Long Track Provincial  Speed Skating Championships and  thawing meant the oval was only open  for 10 days in all of January and February, well, that  was pretty much a total  write off as preparations for the Canada Winter Games and  thawing meant the oval was only available to the public for one day in the entire month .  As we all know, the  Long Track speed skating events had to be moved to Ft. St. John’s indoor  oval at the Pomeroy Centre.
As for  March, the oval was open for a whole three days,.
In all, the Ice Oval was  open all of 23 days this  winter. 


Time to invest serious money to make the oval worthwhile

Its too bad because it could be a great place to teach young kids how to skate on a drop in day. Seems to be a lot of effort they put into it, and to have it dependent on weather is a bit of tough luck as it sits now.

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