Doug Taylor decided to make his own curling stones last year when the COVID-19 pandemic meant he couldn’t do much else.
This year — with facilities closed — he decided to make his own rink on the Gatineau River in Chelsea, Que.
The 5,500-square-foot rink sits on river ice that’s about 30 centimetres thick, Taylor estimated. That’s also how thick the Rideau Canal has to be before skaters can hop on.
“It’s a fair amount of work because every time it snows or every time the river changes, and it changes frequently, the ice changes and there’s work to put it
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