Home-made rinks become hot potato

The city came and rubbed out two home-made skating rinks people had made in alleys in Villeray a few weeks ago, saying they were responding to a resident’s complaint. Vision Montreal is stepping up to defend them.

I’m of two minds about this. I have no problem with kids playing out back where I live, but the back alley is how the internet and phone companies bring in their vans to make installations and repairs. People also use the alleys to walk dogs. Besides this, an alley isn’t an optimal shape for a rink, is it?