What's the Plan for Ice Rinks in Wayland This Winter?
There IS a plan, but some things remain to be determined.
Wayland volunteers turned out in force last year to build the foundations for two ice skating rinks at Cochituate Ball Field.
And then Mother Nature let everyone down.
In spite of last year's unusually warm winter (that was mostly uncondusive to ice rinks), two new tarps have been ordered and Wayland's Board of Public Works and Recreation Department are currently working out the details to give ice rinks new life in Wayland this winter.
Two white tarps, both 100 feet by 100 feet, have been ordered. The hope is that the white tarps will better reflect the sunlight, keeping the surface of the ice cooler than the blue tarps did last year.
The rails and hardware from last year will be reused, and yes, there will be an opportunity to volunteer for set-up duty soon.
The plan this year is to wait until the ground freezes to stretch the tarps and fill the rinks. The rails could be installed sooner, but the question as to where remains up in the air.
Which is where you, faithful readers, come in.
Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.