Friday, September 18, 2009


Above and below are some photos of the old ice making plant before the equipment was removed to make way for the new.

An old compressor above and and a chemical storage reservoir tank below.

The final stage of tearing out the old equipment.

The old equipment room gets a new concrete floor.

James Stevens of East Chester trowels off the new concrete before the final smoothing operation is complete.

New tile work is almost complete in the washrooms.

The shiny new condenser unit is hard at work.

The new ice making room is a lot more organized.

A colourful network of pipes and wires runs around the room.

Some of the high pressure tanks in the system.

The staff love the new easy to read digital gauges on the equipment.

Rink Manager Tommy Graves puts the finishing touches on washroom signage.

Sept.18'th,Chester-----------------Church Memorial Park will be celebrating the Eleanor Pew Morris Memorial Rink's 40'th birthday and the commissioning of the brand new ice plant with an afternoon of family fun for the whole community on Saturday September 19'th.
The festivities kick off at 12:30 with a BBQ,tours of the new ice plant,and an opportunity to try a myriad of activities including ringuette,stick curling,and shuffleboard. The various groups that call CMP home,including the Chester Minor Hockey Association,Chester Curling Club,Chester Tennis Club and Chester Area Family Resource Centre and Chester Oldies Hockey will be on hand to provide information on their activities and programmes.
The formalities begin at 1:30 in the Ravens' Roost,with reminiscences of the history of "The Rink",recognition of all donors and to the successful "Save The Complex" fundraising campaign and induction of three new members on to the Church Memorial Park Sports Wall of Fame. And then there will be birthday cake...

All community members are encouraged to bring skates,family,friends and their sense of adventure and join in the fun. There will be something for everyone and everything is free of charge.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted on behalf of the Lighthouse Food Bank.
Mark Saturday Sept 19'th on your calendar and check out the complete fun-packed Schedule of Events at


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