BRISTOL – The mood was rather grim at the Bristol Community Association’s (BCA) meeting, January 20. Vandalism at the rink in Norway Bay had some members questioning whether it was worth the effort to maintain the facility that features a lighted and boarded rink and heated cabin. An exterior light had been smashed, a new door damaged, holes punched in the ceiling of the cabin and the portable toilet pushed over, to name some of the destruction wrought at the site.
In response, the opening and closing of the cabin has been suspended. However, lights will be on a timer and the ice surface will remain in use. The use of a security camera was also discussed as well as the need for all to keep a closer watch on the rink facilities.
Family skating hours will also be posted at the rink in response to requests from the community, and hockey will not be allowed during those times. A special meeting will be held at the Community Centre January 28 at 2:30 pm for those wishing to express thoughts on the matter.
The BCA’s Annual Winter Carnival will be held, February 16 at the Jack Graham Hall.