The Twin Brooks Community Hall is a hub of activity, offering a versatile space for a wide range of events. Its inviting interior is designed to accommodate diverse needs, hosting everything from joyful weddings to energizing fitness classes and engaging children’s programs. It is a cherished resource for the community, made possible by fundraising efforts and the dedication and support of countless volunteers.
Our Home, and Yours
Twin Brooks is a beautiful location, situated between the Whitemud and Blackmud Creeks; hence, where it receives its name. The Twin Brooks community has over 6000 residents in the area who enjoy the proximity to nature while having close access to the City of Edmonton. Twin Brooks has an elementary school, playground, skating rink, baseball field, community garden, nature trails, and many other amenities that make this an amazing place to visit, and live!
Our Commitment to the Twin Brooks Community
The Twin Brooks Community League is managed by a Board of Directors, who volunteer countless hours to make the Twin Brooks Community League a fun and inclusive place for members and citizens alike. There are lots of new roles and vacancies that open up every year for interested individuals to take up. Having more volunteers means improving our capacity to host community social events, provide comprehensive programming, better connect with residents, and overall make Twin Brooks the best community for everyone.
How the Ice Rink is Built Every Winter
Getting the ice rink ready at the beginning of the winter season takes up to 80 hours of work! The dedicated team of volunteers flood the rink for 6 nights in a row which involves preparing the surface (cleaning, snow removal, etc.) and creating as many thin layered floods per night as possible to eventually build the ice thickness up to 1.5-2 inches. This task is physically challenging so volunteers take shifts of 2 hours each flooding the rink. That way the team can keep the flooding going all evening as one end of the rink freezes while the other areas are flooded. With enough volunteers, each volunteer may only have to come by 1 or 2 nights of that week. The process usually begins in late November or first week of December each year.
Daily Ice Rink Maintenance
On a daily basis, when skating is done for the evening, the entire ice surface needs to be shoveled/power swept because skates create snow which cannot be left on the ice. Pushing the snow to the side of the rink boards degrades the ice surface and creates more work. It takes about 1 hour and is the perfect task for someone wanting some exercise. Our volunteers also have to dust the snow that accumulated on the ice rink for it to be usable everyday. Ice making and maintenance is a time consuming operation which is made easier with many community volunteers.
Interested in Learning the Art of Ice Rink Making?
We have experienced ice makers in the community who are more than happy to show new volunteers the art of ice making and rink maintenance. There is no experience needed for new volunteers at all! It is also a great opportunity to introduce your kids to something new and interesting for them to take up a new activity over the winter. If you are interested in volunteering, click here or email us at email@example.com.