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No outdoor rink for Carman

Emily Distefano

The Town of Carman municipal council has decided not to set up an outdoor ice rink this year.

In past years, the town has installed a rink in Ryall Park for public skating.

Carman Mayor Bob Mitchell said the rink damages the park's grass.

"When you put in a rink like that it kills the grass, and then you have to deal with it over the spring and try to get it back, and by the time you get it back you have to put a rink on it again," he said.

Plus, the town isn't sure how many people actually use it.

If residents do want an outdoor rink this year, they should let the council know. It's possible that it could be relocated to a different part of town.