Warm weekend hinders outdoor activities

By David Rossiter, Special to The Record
Warm weekend hinders outdoor activities
(Photo : David Rositer)

On Saturday, temperatures hovering just above zero coupled with on and off drizzle throughout the day brought bad news for outdoor rink and some ski hills. The mild weather continued into Sunday, where bright sun and a high of six further damaged trail and rink conditions.
At Desranleau park next to the elementary school, a “Rink closed” sign blocked off any entry to the popular outdoor ice surface. Local children, kicking off their March break, instead amused themselves by sledding down the adjacent hill, albeit slowly.
The interactive map on the city of Sherbooke’s website showed that all of the 20 plus outdoor ice surfaces maintained by the city were closed as well.
Mont Orford was busy over the weekend, with a full parking lot and long lines for the chairlift on Sunday, skiers enjoying the springlike weather.
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