Fort Saskatchewan sports groups are getting their ice fees frozen.
Groups who use the city's ice went to council during budget deliberations, claiming fees had gotten out of hand with increases over the last five years.
Originally, the 2018 budget included more expensive rates for spring and summer months.
That resulted with mayor Gale Katchur removing her mayor's hat to put forward a motion of removing roughly $4,000 in projected ice rental revenue. They also revised ice use seasons to make way for local programming earlier in November.
The final approval to the fees and charges took place at the Tuesday (December 12) regular council meeting. The vote was 6-1 with councillor Lisa Makin opposed.
"I'm a strong supporter of minor ice users," said Makin. "I believe in this case, it was better for us to keep our fee structures consistent with other communities. This is to ensure we maintain a good cost recovery rate."
The schedule also received a makeover, going back to how it was in 2016. It was changed back to align the dates with the regular school calendar year, making it easier for young Fort residents to enjoy their skating clubs.
"The change will actually benefit minor ice users. It will give them further subsidy for their program so it should make Fort Saskatchewan even more competitive."

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