Some observant curlers noted last season that the walkways along both sides of the rink were somewhat softer and more comfortable to walk on. Other astute individuals attributed this condition, quite correctly, to the age of the wood in the walkways and the ravages of time. A desperate call went out for volunteers willing to restore things to a more pristine condition. Four intrepid members, not knowing the extent of the deterioration, offered to help. What a team!
It doesn’t look like it, but there is approximately 140 feet of walkway on each side of the rink. Bob Kozubak, Mike and Fay Kelly and Terry Einarson ripped out, rebuilt, painted, etc. for over a week, producing 4 truckloads of debris for the dump, but leaving a new, sound, attractive structure behind. The application of puckboard followed a couple of months later. The new construction is of pressure-treated lumber, glued firmly to the floor to prevent the passage of water to the underside. We expect it to outlast the volunteers who installed it.