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Last free skate set for Border Area Community Arena - Mar. 27, 2014



Kathy Bockus
St. Stephen
Friday night marks a milestone in the history of the Border Area Community Arena.
Beginning at 6:10 p.m. the last one-hour, free public skate will take place.
“It will be sentimental for sure,” said Mike O’Connell, who for the past 13 years has been the town’s parks and recreation director.
“It would be great to see a nice big turnout for the last hurrah.”
O’Connell said the public skate will be followed by a private session by a group who has rented the ice.
“They will possibly be the very last people on the ice at the Border Arena. We turn the plant off at the end.
“It is supposed to be warm this weekend. That will help the ice melt and we will spend the next week cleaning it up.”
The fate of the 40-year-old Border Area Community Arena is still up in the air. The Garcelon Civic Center, scheduled to open in May, will replace the arena as the town’s primary ice rink.

kathy@stcroixcourier.ca