Burlington accepting applications for ice rink program

 

Neighbours are being encouraged by the City of Burlington to come together and maintain outdoor community ice rinks at their local park this winter.

Applications for the Neighbourhood Rink program are available now and due by Dec. 1, 2019.

"A neighbourhood rink is a great way to get outside and play with your neighbours during the winter months,” said Chris Glenn, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Early forecasts are calling for a long, cold winter which hopefully means a long time for everyone to enjoy the great Canadian pastime of outdoor skating and playing outside."

Applicants can choose from nine parks that have a dedicated water supply:

  • Brant Hills Park
  • Bridgeview Park
  • Central Park
  • Ireland Park
  • LaSalle Park
  • Nelson Park
  • Orchard Park
  • Sheldon Park
  • Sherwood Park

Applicants may choose another local park without a water supply, however, water and hoses are to be provided by residents at their expense.

Groups looking to organize a neighbourhood rink will need a minimum of six people from their community to maintain the rink. Rink boards and hoses will be installed by City staff in each requested park; tarps will also be provided along with a training manual with tips on ice maintenance.

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

(cover photo courtesy of the City of Burlington)

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