Spring skat­ing in Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier, 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.

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