Katlyn Yates and Jack de-Saram rehearse a scene prior to filming at MSA Arena. Local director/producer Allan Yates is creating a pre-pilot episode for a proposed new series called Rink Rats, a comedy based on life in a Canadian ice rink. The local entrepreneur has already pitched the idea to CBC. On Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. a pre-screening of the pilot will be held at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Attendance is free and audience critiques will be welcome after the show.