PCU Park is a beautiful space in the heart of Porcupine Plain’s downtown and, in the winter, is home to Porcupine Plain’s Outdoor Rink. The ODR has been around for a few years now, with its creation, maintenance and improvements being a volunteer effort among many groups. Staff from Affinity Credit Union and Parkland Co-op, along with members of the Porcupine Plain & District Volunteer Fire Department, give generously of their time each year to flood and maintain the outdoor rink. Through donations from Affinity CU, Parkland Co-op, and Altitude Electric, a warmup shack was built for the ODR; donations have been put towards lighting and other decorations to create a vibrant and welcoming space; and with funds from a community fundraiser, cement was installed in 2021 in order to make it easier to prepare ice, as well as to make the spot useable for rollerblading or roller hockey in the summer. This winter, the Porcupine Plain Comprehensive School Grade 10 Industrial Arts class were put to work installing boards. It is a fantastic thing to watch our community and its cooperative entities team up for such a great project –residents and visitors love to use the PCU Park outdoor rink!