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Winthrop Rink closes Sunday after a record season

Winthrop Rink closes Sunday after a record season

The Winthrop Rink closes for the winter on Sunday (March 12), after a successful first season with ice-making equipment that allowed the facility to stay open longer than it ever has. Through March 5, the rink had been open for 108 days this season, according to information provided by rink manager Connor Walsh. The previous...
Hat trick for first Apple Puck: weather, crowd, UW-WSU face-off

Hat trick for first Apple Puck: weather, crowd, UW-WSU face-off

By Don Nelson The Winthrop Rink’s first Apple Puck ice hockey game, a match between club teams from the University of Washington and Washington State University, got a warm reception Saturday night (Feb. 18). UW won the regulation-time game, 8-0, and most of the action was on the Cougars’ defensive end. But the teams’ competitiveness...
Winthrop Rink is the hot place to be this winter

Winthrop Rink is the hot place to be this winter

What a difference a really big ice machine makes. A year ago, the Winthrop Rink was already closed for the season after a Christmas Day 2015 opening. The rink had been plagued by bad (meaning warm) weather and the frustration of unremitting delays in the arrival and installation of a long-anticipated refrigeration system that would create...
A warm welcome for Winthrop’s frozen treasure

A warm welcome for Winthrop’s frozen treasure

A crowd estimated at more than 200 people came to the Winthrop Rink on Dec. 1 to help celebrate the grand opening of the refrigerated rink facility with free ice skating and food. The ice rink has been open since Nov. 18, but last week’s celebration recognized the efforts of hundreds of people who ...
Free skating at grand opening celebration for Winthrop Rink this week

Free skating at grand opening celebration for Winthrop Rink this week

The Winthrop Rink will host its official grand opening on Thursday (Dec.1) to celebrate the completion of a long-dreamt-of project to install permanent ice-making equipment at the facility. The new refrigeration system began operating in early November and the ice surface, complete …
Ice rink set to open Friday with new surface

Ice rink set to open Friday with new surface

The Winthrop Rink — previously known as the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink — will be open for skaters beginning this Friday (Nov. 18), weather permitting, delivering on the delayed promise of permanent ice-making equipment that will greatly extend the facility’s season. An official grand opening at the rink is scheduled for Dec. 1. The first skating of the...
Design a new logo for Winthrop Rink

Design a new logo for Winthrop Rink

The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink is changing its name to Winthrop Rink, and is sponsoring a logo design contest to create an appropriate image for the new brand. The winner will receive a full-year pass to use the rink. Submit ideas to: Winthrop Rink, P.O. Box 1262, Winthrop, WA 98862, or to winthropicerink@gmail.com. The...
On a roll

On a roll

After a slow start, outdoor roller skating is beginning to gain momentum at the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink (WISR). When ice-making equipment was installed at the rink last winter, a concrete surface was laid with the intention of opening the
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…