On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the February edition of the King Bulletin.
I’m pleased to report King has returned to in-person service in line with the most recent Provincial health directives. We’ve restored fitness and sports programs and reopened the King Township Municipal Centre to counter service, as well as the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.
Fitness centre usage and fitness classes require pre-registration due to capacity limitations. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and proof of vaccination will be required.
Virtual programming opportunities will continue to be offered. Outdoor rinks will continue to operate, weather-permitting.
Even though we’ve reopened our doors, there are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in King, including at the Cold Creek Conservation Area or on one of our outdoor rinks.
Last September, Council approved funding to support an additional community ice rink in King City. Salamander Park was chosen as a location. The ice surface is now open and in use, thanks to the collaboration between Township staff and dedicated community volunteers. It's a great example of what we can accomplish when working together.
With so many indoor and outdoor rinks available, there’s no reason to skate on stormwater ponds. There are several reasons why skating on stormwater ponds is dangerous. Stormwater ponds are designed to continuously collect stormwater from surrounding roads and neighbourhoods. No matter how deep into the winter or how thick the ice may appear, temperature changes and water flowing in/out can cause major variations in ice thickness.
For the most up-to-date information on the status of our programs, including the schedule for skating rinks, please visit www.king.ca. For information on programs available at Cold Creek—including snowshoeing and hiking—please visit www.coldcreek.ca.
No matter what you do this winter, stay safe and try to shop locally as much as possible.