Category Archives: Outdoor Rink (ODR)

Messages about the seasonal ice rink in Champlain Park.

Our Outdoor Rink is now Open!

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

[Rink Gate open, showing hockey net waiting]

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!

Outdoor Rink needs Volunteers

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 to get in on the action. High school students can get credit for ice work.
[View of the Rink on a Sunny Day]
See for the more about the rink and hours of operation.

New Boards at the Rink

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!

[New Boards at the Champlain Park Rink]

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.

– Alex


Volunteers Needed! Champlain Park – Out Door Rink (ODR)

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Rink Volunteers Urgently needed! Help required with supervision, shoveling and flooding the rink. Corporate sponsorship is also welcomed and encouraged to help pay for equipment. We need you! Please contact Jim Kot phone 613-722-7519 or e-mail High school students … Continue reading


Winter Carnival – January 28

When : Saturday January 28, 2017 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! Activities 12:30-2:30pm Free horse-drawn sleigh … Continue reading


Outdoor Rink needs Volunteers and Ice

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The boards are up (and looking solid with all those new replacement planks – click on the photo for a better view). All we need now is some cold weather and volunteers to help shovel, supervise and otherwise keep the … Continue reading


Champlain Park Out Door Rink (ODR) awaits you! Get out and enjoy yourself..

The Champlain Park Out Door Rink (ODR) is now officially open for another winter season of fun on the ice with family and friends. Many thanks to the great work of Jim Kot, the hockey rink and oval rink encircling … Continue reading