Spring skating in Stanstead
Arecordwas recently set on the Raymond Parent skating rink, in Stanstead. On April 4th, the ice was hard enough for a little pick-up game of hockey between some of the town’s avid hockey fans. The night before, suspecting that they might get one more skate out of the season, Raymond Parent flooded the outdoor rink at the end of Parc Street that sports his namesake.
“Our seasons are getting longer. Our record for skating on outdoor rinks was March 19th, 2005, but this year we made it to April 4th!” said Mr. Parent. It was actually the first time in thirty-five years that the outdoor ice, in Stanstead, was skateable in April.
“We are very lucky to have a volunteer like Mr. Parent. He takes his job seriously and that improves the quality of life. And the ice was impeccable!” commented Stanstead councillor Guy Ouellet, who took part in the hockey match. Enjoying a spring skate, last Friday in Stanstead, were (l. to r.) Raymond Parent, Ronald Goodsell, Guy Ouellet, Claude Lecours and Clement Jacques.