Thin ice: the frosty furor over our Soviet-style birthday rink

You don’t have to be a sports genius to know that a taxpayer-funded skating rink that prohibits pucks and sticks will provoke a backlash from Canada's hockey elite.

The Canada 150 Rink being installed on Parliament Hill is set to be ready for skating on Dec. 7. The Trudeau government announced last week the $5.6-million rink would stay open until the end of February, rather than the end of December, as originally planned. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 12:00 AM

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