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2007-01-11 Come skating this Saturday: Marina Park Officially Becomes Winter Recreation Haven

January 11, 2007 – Residents are invited to tie on their skates and join the Waterfront Development Committee and Thunder Bay Figure Skating Club for a free community skate and hot chocolate at the opening of the new skating pond at Marina Park this Saturday, Jan. 13 at 1 pm.

For the first time, Thunder Bay residents will be able to enjoy winter recreation at Marina Park. With the weather finally cooperating, a 1,500 square foot community skating pond has been created on the Waterfront just behind the Camelot Street parking lot.

“This skating rink is about bringing the community together, celebrating our Waterfront, and taking steady steps towards making it a year-round destination,” says Councillor Mark Bentz, Chair - Waterfront Development Committee.

Residents can also enjoy ploughed walking trails all winter long throughout Marina Park. Skating pond and trails are open to the public during park hours 6 am – 11 pm seven days a week.

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Contact: Councillor Mark Bentz, Chair-Waterfront Development Committee, 628-6910 or
                Valerie Marasco, Communications Officer-Corporate Communications 625-2438