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The chilling conclusion

The chilling conclusion

By Don Nelson In sports, the rallying cry after a disappointing season is often “wait ’til next year” — which is pretty much tautological if you think about it, because what else are you going to do? But that’s about what the community is left with after a maddening cascade of events made it impossible to use...
Winthrop ice rink: It's official, skating season is over

Winthrop ice rink: It’s official, skating season is over

After a final effort to salvage its season, The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) board of directors decided last week that the much-anticipated promise of manufactured ice will have to…
Refrigeration equipment problems delay Winthrop rink’s opening

Refrigeration equipment problems delay Winthrop rink’s opening

Murphy’s Law continues to plague the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR). After many delays, the refrigeration equipment that will allow the rink to manufacture ice arrived and was installed last week. But there are problems. WISR board president Jill Calvert met with board members this week to update them on progress — and lack …
Winthrop rink expects (fingers crossed) to get its ice-making equipment this week

Winthrop rink expects (fingers crossed) to get its ice-making equipment this week

Jill Calvert’s report to the Winthrop Town Council on the status of improvements at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) last week offered a ray of hope after weeks of anticipation.
Ice rink shuts down as wait for refrigeration equipment continues

Ice rink shuts down as wait for refrigeration equipment continues

Expectations for a full season of skating at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR) have turned to frustration after repeated delays in delivery of the refrigeration equipment that will complete the facility’s renovation. After repeated assurances — dating back to mid-December  — from the company that is supplying the ice-making equipment that delivery was imminent, WISR board president...
Sports briefs: Dec. 24, 2015

Sports briefs: Dec. 24, 2015

Ice rink update Change of plans at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR): because refrigeration equipment for the new rink surface hasn’t arrived yet, rink operators will resort to the old-fashioned way — covering the surface with water and waiting for it to freeze. Jill Calvert, president of the WISR board, said that may happen later...
News briefs: December 9, 2015

News briefs: December 9, 2015

Ice rink set to open soon The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink’s (WISR) new skating surface might be ready for action as soon as Dec. 19, but the rink’s opening may be a day or two later than that depending on when the chiller equipment arrives, WISR board president Jill Calvert said this week. The...
Volunteers needed for finishing touches on ice rink

Volunteers needed for finishing touches on ice rink

Supporters of the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR), who are working hard to get the rink’s new facilities ready for the coming winter, need volunteer help with the final push. Refrigeration equipment has been installed to keep the ice surface available all winter, and other facilities have been expanded at the outdoor rink. While...
Community briefs: October 7, 2015

Community briefs: October 7, 2015

Tour the rink on Thursday The public is invited to join a tour of the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink on Thursday (Oct. 8) at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (509) 429‑0234. Book reading at Winthrop library The Winthrop Library will host a discussion of the book The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills on...
Ice rink work progresses

Ice rink work progresses

Larry Miller, his construction crew, and volunteers from the community finished drying-in the new roof at the rink last week. Another crew was expected to finish roofing this week. 0Miller, owner of Big Picture Construction, encourages other contractors to pitch in and help. “Even if you and your crew can give half a day it...