Construction of a third Senators skating rink in Gatineau.
Gatineau, May 30, 2016. – Gatineau and the Ottawa Senators Foundation announce the construction of a third Senators skating rink in parc Central.
A key partner, Plateau de la Capitale, is also joining the project. Plateau de la Capitale consists of Camille Villeneuve and Maurice Marois, as well as the Heafey Group.
|●||The Foundation will cover the costs of building and setting up the rink.|
o That investment is valued at approximately $250,000.
|●||Gatineau is providing the land, and will look after the rink's lighting, maintenance and supervision.|
|●||Gatineau is also responsible for programming the sports and recreational activities at the Senators Plateau de la Capitale rink.|
|●||The rink will measure 25 by 61 metres (85 by 200 feet), which corresponds to the National Hockey League official dimensions.|
|●||The rink will have permanent boards, painted ground markings for different sports, and hockey nets.|
|●||The asphalt base can also be used for basketball and ball hockey.|
|●||The partnership agreement between Gatineau and the Foundation provides for the construction of five rinks:|
o two rinks have already been built: the Senators Brigil rink at parc Gilbert-Garneau and the Brookfield rink at parc Fontaine;
o the Senators Plateau de la Capitale rink at parc Central is under construction; and
o two more rinks will be built by 2018: one in the east end of the city, and another in the Gatineau sector.
“The Senators Plateau de la Capitale rink will be located in a major park that is currently under construction and that will cover 72,000 square metres. This is the second rink in Gatineau built to National Hockey League official dimensions. We are grateful to the Ottawa Senators Foundation and to Plateau de la Capitale for their significant contribution,” noted Plateau district Municipal Councillor Maxime Tremblay.
“Providing youth in Gatineau access to recreational activities and programming is paramount to our organization,” said Cyril Leeder, President or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Executive Member of the Ottawa Senators Foundation Board of Directors. “We are thankful for the support provided by Ville de Gatineau and our partners Camille Villeneuve, the Heafey Group, Maurice Marois and everyone at Plateau de la Capitale. They have made a significant investment of time and resources to ensure that the children and youth of this community will have a place to play and develop active and healthy habits for years to come.”
“Plateau de la Capitale is pleased to be associated with this rink, which will help improve the neighbourhood's community life. This infrastructure will be accessible summer and winter, to the delight of local young families while encouraging an active lifestyle for everyone,” added Camille Villeneuve, President of Multivesco and of Plateau de la Capitale.
|Plateau district Municipal Councillor, Maxime Tremblay, VP Legal Affairs for Groupe Heafey and Pierre Heafey of Plateau de la Capitale representative, Steve Heafey, President of Multivesco and of Plateau de la Capitale, Camille Villeneuve, Spartacat, VP of the Ottawa Senators Foundation, Jonathan Bodden, and Plateau de la Capitale representative, Maurice Marois.|