City offering Burlington residents help with running neighbourhood ice rinks

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Published November 1, 2021 at 10:43 am

If you’re interested in running an ice rink in your neighbourhood, the City of Burlington is ready to help.

The city is encouraging neighbours to come together to maintain outdoor community ice rinks this winter. Applications for the Neighbourhood Rink program are available now at the city website and are due by Nov. 12.

Groups looking to organize a neighbourhood rink will need a minimum of six people from their community to maintain the rink.

Volunteers who are approved to move forward with their rink will need to agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Neighbourhood Rinks program, agree to complete training and agree to keep maintenance records of the rink and provide their own water source.

“Neighbourhood rinks are a great way to bring everyone together outside during the winter,” said Chris Glenn, director of Parks and Recreation.

“Gather a few dedicated people and consider applying for and maintaining a rink in your neighbourhood this year.”

City staff will install rink boards, hoses and tarps in each requested location and provide a training manual with tips on ice maintenance.

As the colder weather arrives, each neighbourhood group will flood the rinks to get them ready for a first skate and then maintain them throughout the winter.

Neighbourhood rinks are open to all community members to skate for free.

 

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