The weeks surrounding Christmas were challenging around here, so not much thought was given to the rink. By the time it was ready to call for volunteers and begin the process of rink building there was notification by the Forest Service of a couple on concerns that put all plans on hold.
It seems that we may need a permit and insurance to absolve the Forest Service of liability associated with an organized effort to put people on skates on Fish Lake. In addition, since the Cove is already a permit holder at the rink site, we may not be able to get an additional permit for this site even though we have the Cove\’s blessing. I have been promised an expedited effort by a representative of the Forest Service to resolve this issue.
At the moment we are experiencing one of our bi-seasonal melt- downs. Typically at the end of one of these cycles the lake freezes giving us smooth snow-free ice. Hopefully by then some of the other issues will be resolved.