Mount Royal's Beaver Lake natural skating rink has officially closed

Jan 18 2018, 4:51 pm

Beaver Lake natural ice rink has closed.

Keeping the rink open would be too risky as inconsistent temperatures and ice thickness became an ongoing problem.

“Usually, in January, the ice on the lake gets harder and people can skate also on the lake. This year, it won’t be possible,” Eveline Trudel-Fugère, communications for Les amis de la montagne, told Daily Hive.

In the past, two maintenance trucks fell into the lake, creating increasing concern about the safety of the ice.

The smaller refrigerated ice rink near the chalet on Mount Royal will remain open.

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