Seeing the community come together to build and maintain the skating rink in Virgil had us thinking of when rinks were created in Simcoe Park or along Lake Ontario and, in some locations, on the Niagara River. This photograph is always a puzzle for us: it looks to be circa 1900 and shows a group of friends enjoying an outdoor skate together on either a frozen Lake Ontario or a select location along the Niagara River. The exact location is unknown, but one thing is for sure, they’re all enjoying some winter fun. Thank you to all those involved with the community ice rink. Not only are you carrying on a NOTL tradition but you are helping to create long-lasting memories for many young residents.
The NOTL Museum reopens today, Feb. 3, with winter hours 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Admission is free for Niagara residents for the month of February.