The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council were responsible for the Hyde Playground ice skating rink this winter and what a winter it was. Our first ice rink was built in 2010 and this year we had our best and longest skating season.
Both the Hyde and NHNAC provided funding for building the rink and maintaining the rink every night. Thank you to Paul Gilbert of Paul Gilbert and Daughters General Contractors who donated many many hours both in setting up the rink and taking down the rink.Thank you to Srdjan Nedeljkovic and family and they were pulling out our rink tarp and getting the rink ready. Thank you to the Newton Fire Department Engine 7 from Newton Upper Falls and they spent a couple of hours filling our rink with water.
This year we hired Mark Beshansky to shave, scrape an water the ice every night and once he started using our snow blower he had to move 100 inches of snow off the ice. Thank you to Mark who spent many a cold night making ice.
Looking forward to the winter of 2016 and next years ice rink, except for the snow!
Hyde Community Center
Pail Gilbert Building the Ice Rink
Highlands After School Students having fun skating before our first snow storm
Just like Canada. Hyde Playground Ice Rink surrounded with snow!
The Newton Highlands Community Development Corporation is a self-supporting, nonprofit organization that initiates, facilitates and sponsors activities designed to foster a vital sense of community in Newton Highlands. The Hyde Community Center serves as a catalyst for community-building--introducing Highlands residents to each other and giving people an opportunity to work together on programs and activities serving the diverse interests of members of the Newton Highlands neighborhood. The Center collaborates with other community-building organizations in the Highlands to offer activities that are located not only at the Center itself, but elsewhere, in Newton and beyond. The Center is more than a building--it is the Heart of the Highlands.