RINK UPDATE Dec 18 2013:

posted Dec 19, 2013, 8:59 PM by Van koughnet   [ updated Dec 19, 2013, 9:00 PM ]
Midnight magic.  Mist rising from the ice in -26 celcius temp after flooding the rink Photo by Chris Varga
There is ice!
There are still rough and patchy spots, but it has not deterred some hardy folks from skating on it. The weather is not co-operating for the next few days for flooding, but it is still the earliest start we have had.
Merry Christmas!