There’s money up for grabs for local rinks.
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced support for community rinks, many of which are vital hubs of year-round activity in their towns and cities.
From now until November 30, communities, non-profits, schools and rink boards can register their rinks for the $2,500 per ice surface grant which can be used to help fund operating costs and minor capital upgrades.
“The government understands that rinks are the centre of activity in many communities during the winter months,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty comments. “This grant will help ensure that our province’s rinks continue to be well-operated and well-maintained. It is one of the ways our government is ensuring Saskatchewan people benefit from the opportunities generated by our growing province.”
The Government of Saskatchewan is committing $1.9 million to the grant program. The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association will administer and deliver the grant.
“The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association is excited to be part of this grant program,” Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Board President Darrell Lessmeister adds. “Our organization is confident that these funds will help improve community rinks across the province. It will support opportunities for people in urban, rural and remote locations, to participate in winter sports and recreational activities.”
To register complete the online form on Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association’s website at: www.spra.sk.ca/Grant.