Inauguration of a fourth Senators skating rink in Gatineau!
Gatineau, February 1, 2018. – Ville de Gatineau and the Ottawa Senators Foundation today inaugurated the Senators Traversiers Bourbonnais skating rink. Located in parc Jack-Eyamie, this is the fourth skating rink under Gatineau's partnership with the Foundation.
Traversiers Bourbonnais and Tremblant's 24h are key partners in the project.
This fourth Senators skating rink measures 45 by 21 meters (148 by 68 feet).
The rink includes: ‒ an asphalt base; ‒ permanent boards; ‒ markings on the ground for different sports; and ‒ hockey nets.
The Senators rink represents a $400,000 investment: ‒ the Ottawa Senators Foundation, Traversiers Bourbonnais and Tremblant's 24h were in charge of designing and installing the rink (approximately $250,000); ‒ Ville de Gatineau provided the land, and will be in charge of installing the lighting, and maintaining, monitoring and operating the rink (approximately $150,000); and ‒ the service cabin will be insulated in the spring, out of the discretionary budget of the Masson-Angers district councillor, Marc Carrière ($50,000).
The Senators skating rink will be operated under the Corporation des loisirs de Masson-Angers program.
The partnership agreement between Gatineau and the Foundation provides for the construction of five skating rinks: ‒ three have already been built: the Senators Brigil rink in parc Gilbert-Garneau, the Senators Brookfield rink in parc Fontaine and the Senators Plateau de la Capitale rink in parc Central; ‒ the construction of the fifth rink will be announced later in 2018.
“I would like to thank the Ottawa Senators Foundation for supporting our Gatineau communities. As with the other three Senators skating rinks, this one will provide the opportunity to skate and play hockey in the winter. In the warmer weather, its asphalt base will make for a perfect basketball and ball hockey court. As you can see, together, we are working hard to promote an active lifestyle year-round for our residents!” indicated Gatineau Deputy Mayor Louise Boudrias.
“The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Foundation are committed to making our community a better place,” said Danielle Robinson, President and CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. “We're very proud to open this new SENS RINK and give the children and families in this neighbourhood a place where they can be active and socialize for years to come.”