Manor Park Rink
We have one of the city’s biggest ice surfaces! The boarded, night-lit hockey rink and pleasure puddle are built, supervised and maintained by the Manor Park Community Council.
Calling all Rink Volunteers!
With renovations complete at the community centre we want to make sure the rink continues to be one of the best outdoor skating surfaces in the city! With great ice comes great responsibility, we are looking to mobilize a group of dedicated volunteers to help our wonderful rink attendants ensure the ice is always in the best condition possible.
Depending on the weather we will be flooding the rink in the morning, or in the evenings. Scraping the ice and clearing the snow is no easy task, and as they say many hands make light work. Once a volunteer roster is established, a schedule will be set. Volunteers will be asked to come out to scrape and flood the ice on a rotating basis.
Having a large roster of voluteers will go a long way in helping to maintain the ice. If you would like to be added to the volunteer roster then please contact Josh at email@example.com
All rink volunteers will be required to provide a Police Records Check. Volunteers getting a Police Records Check (Level 3: Vulnerable Sector), should use this letter to have the associated fees waived. Apply online.
The outdoor rinks operate – weather permitting – during January and February. With renovations at the community centre completed we are looking to have the rink staffed and supervised as much as possible this winter.
The rinks are open to skaters except when closed for flooding, other maintenance, deteriorating weather conditions (ie melt or severe cold), or in the event of an unforseen emergency. Please note that the city of Ottawa prohibits use of the rink between 11pm-6am.
Rink closure will be posted on the Manor Park Community Council's facebook page, twitter and signs on-site.
Rink staff are identified by their red hockey jerseys or reflective safety vests! Ask them for rink information, assistance or first aid. This season, rink staff will do most of the maintenance on weekday mornings, allowing more ice time for everyone.
Visitors to the rink are asked to help us keep the ice in top shape by scraping the surface – or helping to clear following a snowfall. Shovels are always available on-site! Please return the shovels to the snowbanks for the next volunteer to use.
- Ensure that children under 12 years of age are supervised by a responsible person 14 years+;
- Wear a CSA-approved helmet to protect against head injuries;
- Keep pucks low to avoid injuries to people and damage to property, and
- Limit hockey on the oval and puddle to times when they are not in use by pleasure skaters.
All of the rink rules are posted rinkside.
Thank you to the city of Ottawa for its financial support through a rink grant.