The formula for the traditional “Family Fun” activity has been adapted to life in times of a pandemic this year. Instead of one large gathering, the event will instead take place over three Saturdays in February. However, given the weather, the party that was to be held tomorrow, February 12, at Danyluk Park, has been postponed to Sunday, February 13.
"Saturdays on the Ice"
As the name of the activity suggests, you need ice to skate. But with the mercury on the rise in recent days, the ice conditions are proving impassable and the rinks at Danyluk Park are therefore closed for the time being.
However, by consulting the weather forecast, "we are 95% sure that Sunday afternoon we will have ice," commented Chris Mandelos of the City's Recreation Department. The party, which could be renamed “Sunday on the ice” for the occasion, should therefore take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with background music, mascots and clowns. Between two strokes, it will also be possible to warm up around a campfire, roast marshmallows, or even drink hot chocolate.
If the weather cooperates, the next two Saturdays of winter family fun are scheduled for February 19 at Connaught Park and February 26 at Mohawk Park.