Outdoor Skating Rink Coming To Lions Lookout Field This Winter
On Monday, Huntsville councilors heard a report by staff to proceed with a one season outdoor rink project at the Lions Lookout field.
In August of 2021 the general committee had passed a resolution for staff to report back on a request from the members of the community along with the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce for a temporary sport rink at Huntsville Lions Lookout Field. The request also asked that the Cann Lake rink be facilitated and maintained by community citizens.
The projected cost of the rink at the Lookout field is $51,399. It would be funded by the Town portion of the Municipal Accommodation Tax. The report also stated that if a community group wished to proceed with maintaining Cann Lake as an outdoor rink that staff be authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with them.
Staff estimated a 16-week season for the Lookout field rink, and it would require 40 hours of staff time per week.
Town staff will report back at the end of the season as to whether it will continue next winter.
The resolution was approved by council.