Rain or shine, warm or cold, this rink is here for you — for at least the time being.


A synthetic rink — which uses plastic instead of ice — has been installed beside Dartmouth High School on Nantucket Road.


It’s a one-week trial that started Friday and ends at the end of this week to see if a permanent synthetic rink would be popular enough in the area.


Ice Pro is covering the cost of the one-week demo, but HRM is co-ordinating programming for the week, including several public skates scheduled for this week. Hockey teams will also be trying the rink this week. It’s free of charge to use the rink