Youngsters in Cambridge Bay eagerly laced up their skates and got out on the ice at the community arena on Tuesday afternoon. Arena staff ran out of skates and helmets to issue.

The arena never opened in 2018 and was just given approvals to resume operations after a mould removal project that took longer than planned.

Junior skaters zoom around the Cambridge Bay arena on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since 2017.
photo courtesy of Marla Limousin

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...