The Kinsmen Outdoor Rink Project is coming along nicely and has seen quite a bit of progress this year. 

The pilings, boards and lights are all in now, and all that's left is a bit more back-filling and leveling. 

"The town got the old one (rink) hauled out of there in April or May and leveled the site," said Paul Hutcheon, with the Rosetown Kinsmen. "We did the pilings there, in early June the construction crew showed up about the third week into June and in about 3 days they had it all up and the glass installed. So we were just stuck in a holding pattern waiting for the electrical to be finished and some back-filling to be done."

The electric work is all wrapped up now, and Hutcheon said they're just waiting until most farmers are done with harvest so they have volunteers to help finish back-filling and leveling.

The total cost of the project is around $125,000, though the Kinsmen have managed to raise around $130,000 through support from the community and local businesses. That means they should have about $5000 to order signage and add the finishing touches.

Hutcheon said the support from the community has been great. 

"We made an appeal to the public for public donations and got some money that way, and other organizations started doing some fundraising and donating some of the proceeds to the project, so the community support has been excellent."

He talked about why he thinks the project is so important to the community. 

"We're kinda at the stage here in Rosetown where one ice surface isn't enough anymore, but we can't really afford to put in another enclosed arena, we don't really have the need for that. The Kinsmen Outdoor Arena was really the only place the kids had to go scate and play shinny, so we felt it was important that we keep that structure, and I think the community agreed."

 If all goes well, the arena should be ready for flooding by the time winter arrives. 

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