33 rinks receive almost one million dollars
Thirty-three rinks across the province in need of upgrades and repairs are receiving almost one million dollars through the Province’s Rink Revitalization Fund.
“Rinks across Nova Scotia are places where people can come together, be physically active and celebrate,” said Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “Having the appropriate infrastructure helps build that community spirit and encourages people to come out and take part in the many community events these rinks host.”
The Rink Revitalization Fund helps community groups, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations invest in infrastructure to support the sustainability of their facilities.
Rinks include curling clubs, arenas and permanent outdoor rinks that are open to the public.
The types of projects receiving funding include purchasing a score clock, installing accessible entrance doors, upgrading refrigeration, foundation repairs and replacing rink board glass.