Announcement of a second Senators skating rink in Gatineau
Gatineau, November 4, 2015. – Gatineau and the Ottawa Senators Foundation announce the construction of the second Senators Skating Rink in Gatineau, this one in parc Fontaine.
A key partner, Brookfield Renewable, is also involved in the project.
|●||The Senators Foundation is covering the costs related to rink's design and construction.|
- The investment is worth approximately $200,000.
|●||Gatineau is providing the land and lighting, maintenance and supervision for the rink.|
|●||The rink will measure 32 m x 15 m (100 ft x 50 ft), which is the current standard for outdoor rinks with boards in Gatineau.|
|●||The rink will have permanent boards, markings painted on the ground for different types of sports, and hockey nets.|
|●||In addition to the skating rinks in parc Gilbert-Garneau (completed) and parc Fontaine (under construction), three more rinks will be built by 2018: |
- one in the central park in the Aylmer sector,
- one in the east end of the city (Buckingham or Masson-Angers sector), and
- another one in the Gatineau sector.
“As with the first Senators rink, the Brigil SENS rink in parc Gilbert-Garneau, this one, in parc Fontaine, will be operational in both winter and summer. The asphalt base will be suitable for basketball and ball hockey in warmer weather. This new sports infrastructure is one more available to Gatineau residents,” indicated Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.
“Giving children and youth access to recreation in eastern Ontario and western Quebec is the mission of the Ottawa Senators Foundation,” said Ottawa Senators Foundation President and CEO Danielle Robinson. “Thanks to the support received from Ville de Gatineau, Richard Legault and his staff at Brookfield Renewable and 24H Tremblant, the new Brookfield SENS RINK will ensure that local children and families always have a place to play.”
“At Brookfield Renewable, giving back and being a partner of our community is important to every member of our team,” added Richard Legault, Executive Chairman, Brookfield Renewable. “We're thrilled to bring a SENS RINK to our new neighborhood in downtown Gatineau and look forward to watching children and youth enjoy it for years to come.”