Friday, January 21, 2011

LITH Skate Rinks Ready Again

If nothing else good comes out of the cold snap, at least Lake in the Hills had a chance to rebuild the skating rinks at Sunset and Stoneybrook Parks Thursday.  The January Thaw rain over New Years' Day washed the earlier versions away.

Jerry Marsh at LITH Public works explained it's not just a matter of flooding a court since they're crowned for drainage.  "That would take a huge amount of water," he said.  Instead Department workers spray thin coats of water over the frozen pads until they have enough laminations for a good skating surface.

In the pic:  Kym Griffiths and Jeff Raup from LITH Public Works building up the rink at Stoneybrook Thursday morning.  They said they planned to do Sunset in the afternoon.

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