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A fourth Senators Skating rink in Gatineau!
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
A fourth Senators Skating rink in Gatineau!

Gatineau, June 21, 2017. – Gatineau and the Ottawa Senators Foundation are pleased to announce the construction of a fourth Senators skating rink, this one in parc Jack-Eyamie.

A key partner, Traversiers Bourbonnais, is also joining the project, along with 24h Tremblant.

Quick facts

This fourth Senators skating rink represents an investment valued at approximately $400,000.
‒ The Ottawa Senators Foundation and Traversiers Bourbonnais will cover the costs of building and setting up the rink (approximately $250,000)
‒ Gatineau will provide the land and will install the lighting and look after the rink's maintenance and supervision (approximately $150,000).
Gatineau is also responsible for programming the sports and recreational activities at the Senators Traversiers Bourbonnais rink.
The rink will measure 50 by 21 metres (164 by 68 feet).
The rink will include:
‒ an asphalt base;
‒ permanent boards;
‒ painted ground markings for different sports; and
‒ hockey nets.
The work should begin within a few weeks.
The partnership agreement between Gatineau and the Ottawa Senators Foundation provides for the construction of five rinks:
‒ three rinks have already been built: the Senators Brigil rink at parc Gilbert-Garneau, the Brookfield rink at parc Fontaine and the Senators Plateau de la Capitale rink at parc Central; and
‒ another rink will be built by 2018 in the Gatineau sector.


“I would like to thank the Ottawa Senators Foundation for its commitment to our Gatineau communities. Together, we will continue our efforts to encourage our residents to pursue an active lifestyle. As with the other three Senators skating rinks, in the winter, this one will be available for skating and hockey. At other times, its asphalt base will be perfect for basketball and ball hockey. All in all, a great way to help our residents stay active year-round,” announced Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.

“Thanks to the support provided by 24h Tremblant and Traversiers Bourbonnais, as well as the current partnership with Ville de Gatineau, children and young people in the Masson-Angers sector will always have a place to play,” indicated Ottawa Senators Foundation Vice-President Jonathan Bodden. “We are fortunate to have such excellent partners, who are truly interested in giving back to the community, and we are eager to proceed with the construction and inauguration of the new Senators Traversiers Bourbonnais skating rink.”

“Traversiers Bourbonnais executives are proud to team up with the Ottawa Senators for this project to provide an outdoor sports facility for kids and adults for many years. We hope that this facility will encourage young people to be more active and to discover the joys of playing outdoors. Traversiers Bourbonnais is proud to support its community,” added Traversiers Bourbonnais Vice-President Luc Bourbonnais.


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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
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Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 291 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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