We have two categories this year - board rinks and snow bank rinks.
And the rules were simple:
- the ice must be safe and the rink open permanently for the season
- leagues can only submit for one (1) category: board rinks or snowbank rinks
- be the *first (1st) to send a photo of the finished ice with skaters, along with hours of operation, to firstname.lastname@example.org
*In the event of two or more leagues opening on the same day, we will do a draw for first place.
Drum roll! Our winner for the board category is....
Lorelei Beaumaris's Rink Guru - Duccan Hoult and his daughter, Gracie get the first skate in for the season, Nov. 23, 2016.
Lorelei Beaumaris's president, Sonya Harriott tells EFCL that their rink manager, Duccan Hoult has been working very hard for the last two weeks to get the league's two rink ready and opened.
The league has two board rinks - one for hockey (cement-based) and one for general skating (grass-based); due to Duccan's hard work - they are both officially open for the season.
Congratulations to Duccan and to Lorelei Beaumaris CL for being the first league to open its board rink for the 2016/2017 season.
And in the Snow Bank category....
Grandview Heights Community League comes up a winner!
Winners of the 2015/2016 Who Will Open 1st contest, Grandview retained bragging rights for being the first league to open its snow bank rink - a new category this year.
Runner-up - Horse Hill Community League
Horse Hill's snow bank rink was ready just before Christmas. Perfect timing for the holiday break, when many of the neighbourhood kids, like this little fella, were able to spend their days skating.
*If your league is hosting special winter events (even just a Sunday skate & hot dog party) this winter, please make sure to register them so we can help promote them. Click Here to register