“We’re raising bubble-wrapped children and it’s a shame. You want people to get out, get active … It’s ridiculous.” Morgann Tomlinson and her husband Brian were shocked when they were given a $100.00 ticket and their homemade skating rink was shutdown New Years Eve. “If we built that rink, we would meet neighbours we haven’t met before, because they would want to come and play … I think Edmonton is missing the big picture.”
Sgt. Greg Komarniski of the City’s park ranger unit understand the rink is meant to be fun, but “The signage is in place for a reason. The city doesn’t want to rain on anybody’s parade for setting up a hockey rink. In this case, it just comes down to reasons deemed by (city staff).”
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