The Prince George Ice Oval should be good to go for Sunday’s PG Iceman.
Ice Oval Society President Kathy Lewis said she’s confident the ice will be good to go for Sunday’s race, but she’s not making any guarantees.
“You never know what curveballs you’re going to get thrown by the weather,” Lewis said.
“But the way the ice is coming along, quite nicely right now, gives me pretty good confidence we’ll be ready to go for Sunday.”
Volunteers have been working odd hours to get the ice ready.
“We won’t probably need any new volunteers but, I do have to put a shoutout to all those that have responded because we’ve been flooding at weird times, taking advantage of the cold temperatures in the dark.”
Lewis said the Iceman is one of the biggest events for them every year.
“We are very much focused on recreational skating, although we would love to be able to host some higher level competitions as well,” she said.
“The Iceman is a really important one for us, it’s kind of the hub of the Iceman because we have runners coming in and runners going out and skating happening, so it’s quite an exciting part of what we do, and it just introduces more people to the fact we have an oval in Prince George.”
The Iceman will start at the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club at 10:00 am before making it’s way to the Ice Oval and then to the Aquatic Centre.