Just two small items…
Skaters have been seen on the Champlain Park Outdoor Rink, which implies it is useable now! More details about the rink hours, facilities and the need for volunteers at https://champlainpark.org/park/the-rink/
The SJAM Winter Trail is collecting cleaned up Christmas Trees for use as a windbreak. Leave them at the Remic Rapids outhouse.
The Outdoor Rink recevied a whole set of New Boards in 2017/18!
New snow expected for 2018/19! Volunteers needed to shovel it!
Volunteers Urgently Needed!
Mother Nature and the Farmer’s Almanac are hinting at a longer, snowier winter this year, so we need extra help to keep our rink in great shape this season. To help with supervision, shovelling, and ice flooding, please contact Jim Kot phone 613-355-7519 or e-mail email@example.com. Jim will coordinate the schedule for flooding, scraping, and clearing the ice. You can also support the rink by donating a new shovel, tuning up the snowblower, refreshing the first aid kit, or donating funds. Or just show up with a shovel after a snow fall!
High school students can earn Community Volunteer credit hours by helping out.
Don’t forget to dust off your skates and get them sharpened… Come out and enjoy our community rink and have fun with your family and friends!
The first day of the rink is always weather dependent, it’s not usually sooner than December 27 but not later than January 1st.
The official last day is February 28, weather permitting the Rink Coordinator will try to keep open as long as he can.
Don’t forget to bring your helmet! Skate safe, have fun!
See https://champlainpark.org/the-rink/ for hours of operation, booking special events, and facilities.
When : Saturday January 27, 2018
Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse
Time: Noon – 3:00pm
Snow, rain or shine, this festive annual event takes place on the last Saturday in January.
Hope to see you there!
12:30-2:30pm Free horse-drawn sleigh rides
After lunch skating, hockey skills competition, and prizes throughout the afternoon
2pm live music, games
Spread the word
Please spread the word, and bring your friends and family.
Admission, hot chocolate and coffee are FREE.
Food & Beverages
There will be Chili cook-off , baked goodies, juice, hot dogs and more for sale in the Fieldhouse.
If you are able to bring a chili or baked goodies, or helping out in any other way, PLEASE contact one of the organizers to let us know.
We would be VERY grateful!!
Sarah Kotyck email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Raffoul email: email@example.com
The ODR is officially open and ready for the fun times to begin with friends and family.
So dust off your skates, dress warm and have fun.
Many thanks to Jim Kot and his rink volunteers for their hard work in making this ready for the holidays.
More ODR details on hours and groups and volunteering to help clear the rink can be found at https://champlainpark.org/the-rink/
Two volunteers (one large, one small, offside, thanks!) are currently (2017.12.30, 1pm) dusting off this morning’s powdery snow. Gates are open, the net awaits!
Now that it’s starting to get cold and icy, we need volunteers to help shovel, supervise and otherwise keep the rink operating. Contact Jim Kot 613-722-7519 aka firstname.lastname@example.org to get in on the action. High school students can get credit for ice work.
See https://champlainpark.org/the-rink/ for the more about the rink and hours of operation.
In case you haven’t seen it, this year we have a new set of boards at the rink. They’re made from pressure treated wood. I wonder if they still need painting (for splinters); could be a community project. If you look closely (click on the picture to get a larger version), there’s new netting at the ends too, and lighting. Quite deluxe, all we need now is ice!
By the way, there are plans to put a branch of the SJAM ski trail to the east of the rink, leading to the field house.