Sherbrooke Community League Rink and Skating Lessons

The Cause

We are seeking funding to support outdoor rink operations this year, including an added skate instruction program for the community youth.

We have established two skating surfaces, one standard size ice and one smaller rink for the 'tikes' to skate without interference from those practicing or playing shinny (hockey). We have also developed a schedule and 'skate time' registration system to manage site access and ensure that the space remains COVID safe.

In order to operate in a safe manner, we require staff to prepare and maintain the ice surface and operate the 'rink shack'. Staff activities include checking individuals in, sanitization, cleaning bathrooms, first aid support, providing skate equipment (skates, pads, sticks etc.).

We have partnered with a local skating school to assist in supporting the instruction program and secured insurance for these activities.

Who Will it Benefit?

Our community includes approximately 1200 house holds and 2400 residents including those in high density rent supported housing. Many of the children do not have the opportunity to learn to skate, or access winter recreation, due to socio-economic constraints.