RiNK IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON- PREPPING FOR ICE

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the rink this winter season please email facilities@twinbrooks.ca

Without the help of our rink volunteers the community league would not be able to offer it's members ice this winter season

NOTE:  ICE IS TYPICALLY READY AROUND CHRISTMAS

**Please remember to check our community calendar for private rink rentals that are booked before heading to the rink.  Rink will be closed for these bookings**

2021- 2022 Rink Rules
1.  skate tags are madatory to use the rink.  they come with the twinbrooks membership or can be purchased separately for $10-  infomation coming soon.
2.  use rink at your own risk 
3.  The league is NOT responsible for enforcing public health bylaws.  
4.  The league assumes no responsibility for actions of individuals.
5.  Failure to follow rules will lead to fines.
6.  Alcohol, cannabis, smoking & vape are NOT permitted on league space.
7.  Please keep our community clean by removing all garbage.
8.  helmets & proper equipment are highly recommended
9.  Privileges will be taken away from anyone who does not obey rules, shows unacceptable conduct or for any just cause.
10.  Stay safe, respect each other & have fun!

 

Rink rates for ICE 2021-2022

RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE DAILY-  TIMES COMING SOON

**Washroom & change area are closed at this time to the public.  They will be available for rentals only.  All participants who access the change area must fit within the Restrictions Exemption Program.  Details can be found on the main page of the website or under Book Facilities**

TBCL member $85/hr.

non-member $110/hr.

A cash damage deposit is required for all rentALS $150 

email rentals@twinbrooks.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Getting the ice ready at the beginning of the season, takes up to 80 hours. The team of volunteers usually flood for 6 nights in a row (weather permitting) and involves prepping the surface (snow removal if needed) & as many thin layered floods per night as possible to eventually build the ice thickness up to 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 6cm). This task is much easier with more people on shifts of 2 hours or so. That way the team can keep the flooding going all evening as one end of the rink freezes while you flood other areas. With enough volunteers, each individual may only have to come by 1 or 2 nights of that week. That operation usually starts in late November or first week of December.

We have experienced ice maker volunteers in our community who are more than willing to show new volunteers the art of rink maintenance and the science of ice making. No previous experience needed.

On a daily basis, after skating is done for the evening, the entire ice surface should be shoveled/power swept. Skates create snow and the snow needs to be thrown over the boards. Pushing it to the side of the boards just degrades the ice surface and creates more work. This task takes about 1 hour and is a perfect task for someone wanting some exercise (besides shoveling the driveway).

Several opportunities for volunteering exist. Snow removal after snow fall can be accomplished any time of day with use of a snow blower and power sweeper but is necessary before rink can be re-opened. If your schedule permits, once trained, daytime rink maintenance is always possible also. The goal for the volunteer rink maintenance crew is to provide the community with quality skating surface for winter enjoyment of the outdoors.

Ice making & maintenance is a time consuming operation made easier with many volunteers. Weather plays an important role in the success of our rink & Mother Nature always seems uncooperative. Daily dustings of snow render the ice unusable until cleared. 

Both the rink and community centre are solely run by volunteers (NOT the City). So please be patient when making requests. Several times in past years, the rink has been closed due to overworked volunteers and not enough help. Rink maintenance can be quite enjoyable.  Lots of comradery at the rink as our volunteers are a great bunch or people. We have several Parent/Teenager teams helping as well. Teenagers are a good proportion of the users of the rink, so it is great when they come out to help maintain it.

If you are interested in volunteering (no experience is necessary) please contact our Facilities Director at facilities@twinbrooks.ca