WINSLOW — An outdoor ice skating rink is being constructed for children and adults. Winslow Park and Recreation Director Dennis Dacus has been the central organizer behind the effort. A fundraising campaign was created to help offset the cost of a liner and boards.

Sappi Fine Paper, Plum Creek, Winslow Tacconnet Credit Union and the 107 convenience store were some of the donors who contributed to the project. Many other business gave materials to help. The hockey boosters constructed the boards and assembled them on site, between the Winslow Junior and Senior High Schools. Winslow’s varsity hockey team helped spread the liner over the rink and the Winslow Fire Department dumped more than 20,000 gallons of water inside the rink. Final flooding is now taking place and the rink is ready for skaters. Temporary lighting will be at the site for evening skating.

Winslow junior high gym teacher Steve Blood plans to use the rink as a option for gym class.

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