Friday, January 25, 2013
The perk of the frigid weather? Reopened ice rinks in Wayland.
Several days of sub-freezing temperatures mean Wayland's two ice rinks can reopen. The rinks, located at Cochituate Field and the soccer field at Wayland Town Building, are available for the public to use, free of charge. The rinks operate on a carry-in, carry-out basis. Through the week, the rinks are open from dawn to dusk. This weekend, Jan. 25 and 26, the lights will be on at Cochituate Field to allow skating until 8:30 p.m. Have you visited the rinks? What do you think?
Friday, November 30, 2012
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 …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Volunteers braved a cold morning to lay the foundations for two ice rinks at Wayland's Cochituate Field.
Saturday morning about 50 volunteers showed up at Wayland's Cochituate Field wearing work clothes and carrying tools to lay the groundwork for two ice rinks that will now open as soon as Mother Nature cooperates. "This is a tradition coming back," said Board of Selectmen member Joe Nolan. Nolan, who grew up in Wayland, said he remembers the basketball courts at Cochituate Field being flooded and used as ice rinks when he was a kid. It has been many years, however, since that took place. "It's [building the rinks] a fantastic idea," said Nolan, whose three kids all play hockey and he expects will use the rinks often this winter. Warmed by coffee and donuts from the Dunkin' Donuts across the street, volunteers nailed together the boards for …