The J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Pad is only couple days away from opening.
“Yes, it’s pretty exciting to actually see it,” said Jane Ann McLean, co-chair of the J.L. Scott McLean Legacy Fund committee, which includes co-chair Walter Kleer and committee members Scott Cole, Scott Baird and Derek Barnard.
When the blue construction fencing surrounding the outdoor rec pad, located next to the Tillsonburg Community Centre, comes down on Friday… it will be open.
The ice-making process began Monday, Jan. 14 and continued most of last week. You won’t notice it, but it’s actually a series of thin layers of ice.
“They have to build it in thin layers to get quality layers, so it’s both safe and usable,” said Geoff Cork, PK Construction Inc.
Indoor ice-making involves the application of ‘mist’ but with quicker freezing outdoors, Cork noted Town staff initially flooded the rink with a hose, then used the Zamboni for a consistent spread.