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Prince George Ice Oval melting for the year due to warm temperatures

Oval numbers included being open for a record 58 days in a row
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No more skating this season at the Prince George Outdoor Ice Oval. (via Facebook/Prince George Outdoor Ice Oval)

If you were thinking of hitting the ice oval one last time this year, you are out of luck as the ducks have arrived.

Due to increasing temperatures, it was announced the Prince George Outdoor Ice Oval was closed yesterday (March 14).

Dick Voneugen says this year, the oval saw a record of 58 straight days open from Jan. 15 to March 13. 

Statistics for this season are as follows: 

  • First day open: Dec. 8, 2018
  • Last day open: March 13, 2019
  • Total season: 96 days
  • Open: 75 days
  • Closed: 21 days
  • Skater visits: 12,525
  • Visits per day: 167

Last season's numbers: 

  • First day open: Nov. 18, 2017
  • Last day open: March 12, 2018
  • Total season: 115 days
  • Open: 99 days
  • Closed 16 days
  • Skater visits: 15,802
  • Visits per day: 160



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Jessica Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s broadcast and online journalism program in 2016. Her career (so far) has taken her to Fort St. John, Victoria and now Prince George.
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