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Help Us Freeze the Rink!

Help Us Freeze the Rink in the coming winter season. An update from Friends of the Rink: 

“Freeze the Rink” Fundraising Campaign. Siskiyou Ice Rink needs to raise $65k for new compressor and zamboni repairs in order to open this coming winter.

The Good News:  

The Siskiyou Ice Rink 2015-2016 season was its best season ever!  11% more skaters visited the rink than the previous season, and the rink’s revenue increased by 9%.

A rink expansion, primarily funded by an anonymous donor, increased the rink size to full National Hockey League regulation-size, making it the only regulation-sized outdoor rink in California and enhancing the overall skating experience for rink visitors. With the rink’s expansion, youth and adult hockey programs saw an increase in participation and player satisfaction.

Friends of the Rink funded cement improvements in the waiting/viewing and fire-pit areas, including improvements to wheelchair access areas; purchased new rubber padding, hockey netting and backer panels; and funded youth hockey equipment, allowing youth to participate for a minimal registration cost, a rarity in youth hockey programs.

The Bad News:

Chiller Problems!

At the end of the 2015-2016 season, one of the two compressors that are crucial components of the rink’s chiller system seized and is not repairable. Cloudy and cool temperatures allowed the rink to remain open, completing the season despite this loss. However, for the coming season, it won’t be possible to make and maintain new ice with a single, old compressor. The failed compressor must be replaced with a new one or we will be forced to cancel the 2016-2017 season!

The rink’s original compressors were purchased used in 2001 after an ice rink closure and liquidation. They were replaced in 2007, with remanufactured compressors, and these compressors have given Siskiyou Ice Rink and the community almost a decade of service. The cost of replacing the failed compressor is estimated at $55,000, including a remanufactured compressor, coolant, and annual maintenance of the cooling system this is needed to achieve maximum performance of the system.

Zamboni repairs are needed.

The rink’s classic (1971) zamboni was also purchased used, in 2003. Its main hydraulic pump, wash-water pump, and horizontal auger motor need replacement. Additionally, several hose leaks need to be repaired along with improvements to the snow tank. The estimated cost of replacement parts and labor is $10,000. A functioning Zamboni is essential to rink operations – we can’t provide quality ice without it.

Help us keep the ice rink open by donating and helping spread the word about our fundraising campaign. 

Total goal: $65,000. Donate through PayPal at our Freeze the Rink campaign: www.youcaring.com/friends-of-the-rink-siskiiyou-ice-rink-564850.

Roller Skating at Siskiyou Ice Rink!

SIR Roller Skating Update Flier for May '16

Roller Skating at Siskiyou Ice Rink! Starting April 22nd.

The ice has melted, so … 

Closing Day at Siskiyou Ice Rink: Mon, Feb 15

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Sunday, Feb 14, at Siskiyou Ice Rink

Sunday, February 14th
Extended public skate time today!
▶8-10am: Hockey Stick Time. From 8-10am the rink is reserved for hockey practice. Bring sticks, pucks & skates & wear gear. By donation. See hockey page for details.
▶11-5pm: Public Skate Session*. All ages and levels welcome. (Zamboni runs 1pm & 3:15pm.)
▶6-9pm: Special Couple’s Valentine’s Skate Session, 6-9pm. Everyone’s welcome! Bring your sweetie for some fun on the ice together – the rink is honoring couples with a 2-for-1 admission; regular admission* for others.

*Public Skate admission: $9/adults; $7/teens/seniors; $6/child (4-12) & active military; under age 3 free w/adult; skate rentals +$2.

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Friday, February 12th at Siskiyou Ice Rink – the final Friday!

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All systems go for Friday Skating at Siskiyou Ice Rink:
     Friday, February 12th – the final Friday of the rink season!
▶ 3:15-5pm: Public Skate Session. Admission: $9/adults; $7/teens/seniors; $6/child (4-12) & active military; under age 3 free w/adult; skate rentals +$2.
▶ 4-5pm: Youth Skate Lessons. Ages 6 & up. Cost $12 drop-in, includes rental skates if needed & includes entrance to the following 6-9pm public skate.
▶ 6-6:30 Adult-only Skate Session (with optional lesson) Cost $9 skate-only; $12 with lesson, see above, includes rental skates if needed & entrance to the 6:30-9pm public skate.
▶ 6:30-9pm: 80s Night at Siskiyou Ice Rink. Don your leg warmers & funky 80s’ gear for a theme-night discount on admission – you’ll keep warm & be in good company too! All ages welcome. Admission in costume: $3/child, $5/adult, includes skates. No costume? You can still skate at regular admission: $6-$9; skate rental +$2 if needed.

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Th. Feb 11 at Siskiyou Ice Rink

Quick note: The rink phone has an issue – the phone company is on their way. The rink is open for scheduled group skates this morning. The final youth hockey class runs 6-7:30pm (1/2 hr later than normal); The final Thursday night pick up hockey scrimmage runs from 8-9:30pm (also a 30-min delayed start). We’re taking extra time with ice prep to make sure the ice is it’s best!

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Final Week of Siskiyou Ice Rink’s 5-16 Skate Season

This week includes a “back to the 80s” themed Friday night skate (find post below), a Valentine’s evening skate Sunday evening honoring couples with a two-for-one admission (regular admission for others), and our closing day skate session on Monday, Feb 15th, President’s Day.

Find full schedule info for the upcoming final days of the rink season online at the Siskiyou Ice Rink website here: www.siskiyourink.org/weeklyactivities.

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School Holiday Skating on Monday, Feb. 8th

Monday, Feb 8th is a school holiday for most Upper CA schools – the rink will be open for on-ice fun!
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Sunday, Feb. 7th at Siskiyou Ice Rink

It’s that day – Superbowl 50 and a great day for families at the rink. If you are a Superbowl fan, come get your exercise in and consider camping out at one of Mt. Shasta’s fine establishments for sports viewing after: Say Cheese Pizza is likely the most family-friendly with big-screen viewing. The following have bar-area viewing with food available: Wayside Grill, Cooper’s Bar & Grill, Mount Shasta Resort’s Highland Restaurant & Lounge, Lalo’s Restaurant and Lounge, Casa Ramos Mt. Shasta restaurant & lounge, and Handsome John’s Speakeasy.

SundaySchedule-Feb7-2016