Four local arenas received provincial funding for upgrades and repairs through the Province's Rink Revitalization Fund.
A total of 33 rinks across Nova Scotia in need of upgrades received almost $1 million through the provincial fund.
“Rinks across Nova Scotia are places where people can come together, be physically active and celebrate,” said Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “Having the appropriate infrastructure helps build that community spirit and encourages people to come out and take part in the many community events these rinks host.”
The Rink Revitalization Fund helps community groups, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations invest in infrastructure to support the sustainability of their facilities. Rinks include curling clubs, arenas and permanent outdoor rinks that are open to the public.
The types of projects receiving funding include purchasing a score clock, installing accessible entrance doors, upgrading refrigeration, foundation repairs and replacing rink board glass.
The Rink Revitalization Fund and Recreation Facility Development Grant are open for another round of applications, with a deadline of February 14, 2022.
Local arenas that received funding include:
Hector Arena Commission Association, $150,000
Pictou County Wellness Centre Building Authority Inc., $115,500
Town of Trenton, $4,690
Westville Curling Club, $16,989