Category: Skating Rink

Community Rink

Our Bandmaster Rink is up and running, thanks to the volunteers who keep it going. Today one of them had the task of clearing over a foot of accumulated snow.

We are looking for more volunteers, if you are able to help out with the community rink, please let us know.

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Bandmaster Skating Rink – Info for flooders & shovelers

Good morning neighbours.

Three things:

1) Huge thanks to Hien & family for taking advantage of the cold weather this week to get the rink open this week!

2) Flooders: Hien will be doing a “how to” session on Sunday evening (December 18) at 9pm at the rink. He’ll show how to hook up the hose, how to flood, etc. We are still looking for more people to help with flooding. If you’ve never helped out with a rink before this is will be a great intro to see what’s involved.
(We’ll also be setting up a schedule for flooders soon.)

3) Shovelers: We have a lot of snow coming down today that needs to be cleared. Whenever you have some time this weekend, bring a shovel or snowblower and help dig out. Ice need to be clear before the flood on Sunday night.
Also: There is a Facebook group set up for updates about the rink at

Bandmaster Skating Rink – Volunteer Meeting on December 15

We’re holding an info meeting on Thursday, December 15 for anyone who’s interested in helping out with the Bandmaster Park Skating Rink in Fairwinds.  Meet us from 7:00pm-7:30pm at Timothy’s Coffee on Hazeldean Road (in front of Lowe’s).

If the rink is something your family uses during the winter, please consider pitching in to make it a success again this season! There are lots of ways you can help, including:

  • Start the initial rink build over the next few weeks
  • Sign up to help flooding during the season
  • Help clear snow (shovelling and snowblowing)
  • Storage of hoses and other equipment
  • Organize events like our winter skating party
  • End of season clean-up

We’re hoping to get a good turn-out on Thursday to spread out the workload. Many hands make light work!

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Bandmaster Rink

Bandmaster Park Skating Rink Build – Saturday, December 3

UPDATE: Thanks to Hien, Theresa, Marc, Byron, Eric, Jason, JF & Andrew for their help today in getting the boards set up!  Done in just over an hour.  Next up: Looking for helpers for flooding, shovelling and snowblowing.  Email for more info.  Now all we need is some cold weather!

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Looking for helpers this Saturday, December 3 at noon to set up the boards for the Bandmaster Park skating rink.  Meet us at the park!  More info via Facebook…