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December 3, 2008
New electric ice resurfacer takes to the ice to officially open City outdoor ice rinks
Mayor David Miller, Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee and Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee will officially unveil the Icecat, a zero- emission, electric ice resurfacer that takes less time and energy to make a smooth sheet of ice.

Date: Friday, December 5
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Following the Icecat’s inaugural spin around the rink, City of Toronto officials will join residents to kick off the outdoor skating season. Starting on Saturday, December 6, 48 outdoor artificial ice rinks will be open with varying schedules.

For a list of the City’s outdoor artificial ice rinks, visit:

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Media contacts:
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, Finance and Administration, 416-392-4993,
Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726,



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