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AROUND THE RINKS: Jackson Trails & Bryanston Gate skating updates

The Jackson Trails Community Association is looking for volunteers to help set up and run a community skating rink.  The City of Ottawa has given the go-ahead for an ice puddle rink in Pioneer Plains Park.  The City provides a hose and the water, but maintenance is up to residents. If you’d like to help out, you can contact the group via Facebook or at jtcastittsville@gmail.com.

Meanwhile next door in Bryanston Gate, the community association has launched a petition asking the City to re-open their their community warming hut. According to the petition: “The City of Ottawa has decided that the Bryanston Gate community warming hut needs to be locked unless supervised. Every other ODR in Kanata/ Stittsville is unsupervised. Our ODR used to be open from 9am-10pm unsupervised and we would like that back.” Bryanston Gate residents and rink users can sign the petition here…

(UPDATE JAN 5: Councillor Shad Qadri says that a supervisor has been found for the outdoor changeroom, and it will be open from Monday-Friday 3-8pm and weekends from 2-7pm starting Saturday, January 6.)


Registration continues for the Goulbourn Skating Club

Fall and winter registration is now available for the Goulbourn Skating Club.

For more details on the various sessions and programs offered by the Goulbourn Skating Club, please click here to go to our Program Overview section, or review the registration forms below. Please make note of the required skating qualifications for our Advanced Canskate (formerly Primary) and STARSkate sessions, click here for more details. Continue reading


Goulbourn synchro skaters off to a promising start

(article via the Goulbourn Skating Club)

The Starlight synchronized skating teams hosted by the Goulbourn Skating Club couldn’t be off to a more promising start.

The Beginner 2 team earned gold while the Elementary team earned a bronze at the Carole Pageau Synchronized Skating Invitational in Laval on January 23 & 24. Both teams will also competed at the Ontario Regional Synchro Championship in Kingston over the weekend February 12 & 13. And this competitive schedule will end with the Eastern Ontario SynchroSkate competition right here in Kanata on March 5. The Starlight Beginner 2 team is made up of 16 skaters between the age of 7 and 10 while the Elementary team is made up of 17 skaters between the age of 9 and 14. Continue reading


QADRI: Don’t skate on storm management ponds

From councillor Shad Qadri’s email newsletter:

A stormwater management pond is an artificial pond that is designed to collect and hold stormwater. The stormwater management pond’s primary function is stormwater management, not recreation. Recreational activities are prohibited on or in these ponds to ensure the safety of residents as well as to deter problems from the sole function of the pond.


Fall and winter registration now open at the Goulbourn Skating Club

The Goulbourn Skating Club offers a wide range of programming options at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, the Johnny Leroux Arena, and the Richmond Memorial Community Centre to provide flexibility and convenience to all of our members.

Programs offered by the club include CanSkate, Skate Canada’s learn to-skate program; StarSkate in which skaters develop their figure skating skills; CanPower which focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance skills for hockey and ringette players; an Adult/Teen skating program; a Special Olympics skating program as well as Synchronized Skating.

Our Fall sessions run for the month of September, and the programs offered are Canpower, Starskate & Advanced Canskate.

Our Winter sessions run from October to March with Canskate, Canpower, Starskate, Advanced Canskate, Adult Skate, Special Olympics and Synchronized Skating available.

All programs offered by the Goulbourn Skating Club are taught by nationally certified Skate Canata instructors.

Visit our online registration page http://www.goulbournskatingclub.com/fallwinter-registration.html

Learning to skate with the Goulbourn Skating Club


PHOTO: Sunset over Bandmaster Park skating rink

Chris Griffin took this photo of tonight’s sunset over the outdoor skating rink at Bandmaster Park in Fairwinds.  The rink officially opened for the season yesterday. People of all ages were outside skating on it today. Here’s a map of outdoor rinks in Stittsville.

Sunset over Bandmaster Park skating rink. Chris Griffin - photogriff.ca
Sunset over Bandmaster Park skating rink. Photo by Chris Griffin – photogriff.ca