The yeomen at Pearen Park have thrown in the skates for the year. Simon Chamberlain says, “Overall, many more hours were spent trying to make ice than those spent actually skating.”
The volunteers at Pearen Park are big-hearted, community-minded civic leaders. They build and maintain the rink every year, lend out skates, and teach all comers (and newcomers) one of the joys of winter. Last year and this were pretty dismal, however, with warm weather and few skating days.
Chamberlain has exciting news about that, “we are hoping for a better season next year, and also exploring options for creating a more reliable, artificially-cooled rink.”