City of Burlington Press Release — The City of Burlington is encouraging neighbours to come together to maintain outdoor community ice rinks at their local parks this winter. Applications for the Neighbourhood Rink program are available now at www.burlington.ca/neighbourhoodrink.
Applicants can choose from 12 city parks that have a dedicated water supply or another local park without a water supply. Applications to build outdoor rinks in parks that do not have a water supply will be considered where the neighbourhood group is willing to manage the supply and cost of water needed to maintain the rink. Groups looking to organize a neighbourhood rink will need a minimum of six people from their community to maintain the rink. Applications are due by Nov. 1, 2017.
City staff will install rink boards and hoses in each requested park and provide an orientation and training manual with tips on ice maintenance. As the colder weather arrives, neighbourhood groups 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.