The Ranchlands Community Association is extremely lucky to have an outdoor rink located next to our community hall. The rink, built in 1992, has been a much beloved feature of the property since the RCA first opened its doors.
Over the years, the rink has seen many upgrades, renovations and changes including upgraded players boxes, new rubber mats, a new dasher board system and chain link. Most recently, in early 2022 we were able to replace our outdated rink lighting with beautiful and bright high efficiency LED lights thanks to the “Energizing Spaces powered by ENMAX” grant. These lights not only provide better lighting and consume less power, they also have photo sensors to ensure the lights are not turning on too early or staying on too late. The RCA allots a portion of our operating budget to the upkeep and maintenance of the rink every year, but we also depend on our dedicated volunteer team of “Rink Rats”. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to flood the rink (and basketball court) every winter for skating, hockey and other uses.
In the winter of 2021, the Ranchlands Board of Directors made the decision to allot two dedicated days per week to leisure skating to ensure everyone is able to use the rink in a safe and enjoyable way. Wednesdays and Sundays, usage of both the rink and basketball court ice will be restricted to leisure skaters only. No hockey sticks, pucks or balls will be permitted on these days. The remaining days of the week remain free use so hockey is more then welcome!