An amended Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town and the Cape Community Arena Group (CCAG) was unanimously approved by the Town Council during the September 12, 2022 meeting. The original MOU was approved on March 14. The amended MOU specifies that a pilot, temporary ice rink to may be installed at Gull Crest field during the winter of seasons of 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. The council vote followed the Planning Board’s August 16 vote which approved the site-plan amendment for the temporary ice rink.
Despite having reported at the August 8 council meeting that there was a supply-chain issue with a critical component of the temporary ice rink, CCAG board member, Jay Brandeis, reported that an alternative solution had been found. With a smaller chiller and a smaller reconfiguration of the rink, Brandeis said that a temporary ice rink would be ready for the upcoming season. Brandeis said, “The daily schedule is currently being mapped out, but the hours of operation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.” There will be one hour at the beginning and one at the end of the timeframe for set-up and clean-up, leaving six hours for skating. The rink will be used by the hockey teams from the middle school and high school, as well as public-use skating.