October 22nd, 2020

Hockey theme for corn maze


By Yoos, Cam on August 4, 2020.

Herald photo by Greg Bobinec
The Lethbridge Corn Maze is ready to invite families to take on the challenge of getting out of the large corn maze until the end of October, with this years theme being the Lethbridge Hurricanes. @GBobinecHerald

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

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The Lethbridge Corn Maze’s large corn field has now grown tall enough for friends and family to get lost in the tricky maze, just outside Lethbridge.

This year’s theme follows hockey, and particularly the Lethbridge Hurricanes, as the maze features the team’s logo, a large hockey player to make your way around, as well as hockey pucks scattered throughout the corn.

“This year’s theme is the Lethbridge Hurricanes, so there is a hockey player and lots of hockey pucks found throughout the field,” says Theo Slingerland, Lethbridge Corn Maze owner.

“We are always looking for new ideas to do so Lethbridge Hurricanes has always been in our minds as well as the Calgary Flames, but since we are local we decided to start with the Hurricanes.”

Although growing the corn and planning out the year’s theme may take many months, blueprinting and cutting out the corn maze happens in a matter of a couple days for the public to go around and explore.

“Making the blueprints usually takes a couple of days to do and then making the maze takes about two days as well,” says Slingerland. “We are all open and running now every Monday to Saturday, and we are planning for the maze to last until the last Saturday of October.”

For over a month, the Lethbridge Corn Maze has been open to the public with their petting zoo, playgrounds and their popular goat snuggling program that started this summer. With all of the COVID-19 precautions and procedures, the maze is welcoming the public to explore and enjoy the wide open space for activities.

“Right now we are open to whoever wants to come, August isn’t usually that busy, but once we get into September, we might have to consider limiting access, but as of yet we don’t have that concern because we have a lot of space out here,” says Slingerland.

“The wagon rides and the cow train are on hold right now because of COVID-19, we weren’t too sure how we would be able to do it with social distancing, so we just aren’t doing them this year, but we do have our petting zoo open, and of course we have our playgrounds, slides and other activities for people.”

At this point, the Lethbridge Corn Maze are not requiring reservations as social distancing is applicable, but organizers will be assessing the situation as the season becomes busier in September.

For more information on the Lethbridge Corn Maze and all of their activities and protocols, visit lethbridgecornmaze.com, or visit their Facebook page.

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