18 Oct Ottawa Senators Foundation and City of Ottawa break ground on ninth SENS RINK Project at Alexander Park
It was an honour to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new SENS RINK at Alexander Park in the Carlington community. This rink will provide hours of entertainment for the community and will be a venue for multiple sporting and community events in the area.
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), in partnership with National Hockey League (NHL) Industry Growth Fund and the City of Ottawa, broke ground on the ninth SENS RINK Project in the Ottawa-Gatineau region with a ceremony Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Alexander Park.
The Ottawa Senators Foundation is breaking down the barriers to recreation for thousands of children and youth across the region. In partnership with the City of Ottawa, the SENS RINK recreational spaces offer free year-round sporting programs and serve as a social hub for families in the neighbourhood. The Ottawa Senators Foundation believes that all children should have the opportunity to play and have committed to building 20 outdoor rinks in neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding regions.
“SENS RINKS give children and families an opportunity to get active but also a new facility in their community that they can be proud of.” said Danielle Robinson, president and CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. “In partnership with the City of Ottawa we are expanding the traditional program offerings and adding new activities to attract more children and give current participants the opportunity to learn new sports and activities.”
Ottawa Senators president Cyril Leeder joined Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, Chris Phillips, Ottawa Senators Alumni member and Riley Brockington, Councillor for River Ward, City of Ottawa, to break ground on the project.
“The City of Ottawa is very proud of our partnership with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Ottawa Senators Foundation,” said mayor Jim Watson. “The new rink will be a great facility all year round. It will benefit children and families in this community and beyond.”
The groundbreaking and subsequent construction of the SENS RINK at Alexander Park marks the ninth of the 20 rink commitment and third this year.
CTV Ottawa: 9th Sens Rink Project
New Sens Rink at Alexander Park in Ottawa’s Carlington neighbourhood will feature skating and hockey clinics, and summer sporting programs.