Come down to the rink to enjoy the ice before winter is over. We have a rink party coming up from being First on the Ice because of all the hard work and dedication from our ‘Ice Man’. Join us in celebration of winterfun, community spirit and all the hard work that is put in to make our community great!
Jan 20 is the day the Castle Downs Recreation Society is hosting its annual WinterFest at the Castle Downs Pavillion. It is an event for all with lots of fun activities. Skating, Kicksleds, Snowshoeing and Snow Art will all be available to anyone interested in spending the day in the snow and celebrating winter recreation. There is also a very fun Pallet Parade that encourages teams to work together to build wacky decorated pallets and pull them across across a finish line. Several prizes will be available for groups/teams that join in the fun.
Who is the Castle Downs Recreation Society? It is a group of Castle Downs Community Leagues that work together to do projects, events and support community interests. Currently is has 2 annual events: WinterFest and Canada Day which are both held in the Center of where as many of our communities connect, the YMCA and Castle Downs Recreation Centre. To learn more see http://www.castledowns.ca/
We look forward to seeing you there!
We are hitting some colder temps over the next while. Also, Learn to Skate will not be running if the rink is closed for the weather. Stay tuned to updates on the Rink Openings/Closings via our Facebook & Twitter updates!
Lots of fun had by some of our indoor soccer fans last week. Saturday the 29th We had 3 teams take part in the Polar Cup Tournament! The U9 Boys Caissie team got 4th place, TheU11 Girls Delgado team got Gold and The U13 Boys Delgado team got Silver!
Sunday a bunch of our players participated in an All Star Tournament and had a blast playing in the first all star game arranged by the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA)! Check out the all the smiles!
We have been looking for donations of skates, helmets and other lightly used equipment for the rink shack and have been able to get a nice selection for the community to use. Thank you everyone that has made donations by dropping them off during rink hours or during the Skate with Santa Event. We continue to welcome the donations which can be brought to the rink.
Special thanks goes out to:
EPCOR for their $500.00 donation to our ice rink
Jon Dziadyk from City Councillor $200
and help from All Sports for getting all the equipment we were missing together and sharpening all our skates for free!
We are excited to have our rinks open again this year. Come out and enjoy. We were first to open our rinks again this year and were so excited to have them up and running that the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues hadn’t even announced its annual rink competition yet.
We have 1 Family Rink and 1 Hockey Rink
The Rink will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve 7 New Years Day
The Rink will also be closed when temperatures are above 0 or below-20 with windchill keep an eye for updates through the Facebook feed
We have a limited selection of skates and helmets available to skaters at no cost and look forward to donations of skates and helmets.
We are short on volunteers to staff some upcoming Bingo’s. If you are able to volunteer please contact Sonya at firstname.lastname@example.org. These Bingo’s help provide funding to support our programs.