Truro's Civic Square outdoor skating rink to open soon

The Civic Square outdoor skating rink in Truro is expected to open this month, for public use free of charge.

Workers have been busy preparing the 140-foot by 100-foot area, which could be ready next week.

With that in mind, the town is holding a skate drive, where gently used skates can be dropped off at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

Shannon Jarvis, Truro's active community coordinator, says their goal is to collect enough skates to loan to anyone needing a pair.

The town says this is an opportunity to clear out skates in the basement that no longer fit, are collecting dust, or are simply taking up space, and put them to good use.