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ODR Contest Details

Nominate an Outdoor Rink and/or Outdoor RInk community volunteer(s)

Contest opens: January 22

Submission deadline: February 29

Win 1 of 3 $1,000 Grand Prizes

CARHA Hockey will be awarding three (3) community outdoor rinks $1,000 towards their ODR operating costs for the 2024/25 season.*

* Cash prize must be directed towards the operating costs of a publicly accessible outdoor rink.

Winners will be randomly drawn from all submissions.

Weekly Bonus Draws

Each week, we’ll draw from all entries to award a  $100 gift card towards either Home Hardware or Tim Hortons for the selected nominated rink! Ten (10) gift cards will be given away over six (6) weeks.

How to Enter

Complete the contest entry form below and upload a photo along with your submission – your entry does not need to be hockey related.

Entries will be posted in the ‘Submissions’ section. Please allow up to 24-36 hours for your entry to appear. 

Who/What Can Be Nominated

Note: If your annual outdoor rink is not yet open for the season (or this year’s operations have been affected by weather), you can still participate! Tell us why the outdoor rink is important.

  • Any ODR in your community (municipal rink, community rink, privately-owned public rink)
  • Personal ODR (backyard, lake, pond, etc)*
  • Volunteer(s) or community member(s) who dedicate their time at the rink

* Cash prize must be directed towards the operating costs of a publicly accessible outdoor rink.

Boost your entries

Did you know, an outdoor rink can be nominated multiple times! One entry will be counted per e-mail address.

Contest Supported By

Interested in getting your community or municipality involved? Contact Laurie Langlois at LLanglois@carhahockey.ca

CONTEST ENTRY

Note: If your annual outdoor rink is not yet open for the season (or this year’s operations have been affected by weather), you can still participate! Tell us why the outdoor rink is important.

You can also send your entry and photo directly to bkolberg@carhahockey.ca and include the above requested information.

*Please acknowledge that all of the contest terms and conditions still apply

All 2024 submissions

Thank you to the rinks from all across Canada who have participated! We are so grateful for all the incredible work done by volunteers and community members to keep these outdoor rinks active. Check out the awesome photos, nominations and stories from your area.

Valstar Outdoor Ice Palace

St. David’s,
Ontario
I am nominating my husband Steve and our backyard outdoor rink in St. David’s. Here in our neighbourhood, community is very important. Friends will

Bill Barber Complex

Callander,
Ontario
The ODR is the first place my son learned to skate. He also learned to ride his bike on the ODR in the summertime.

Bill Barber Complex

Callander,
Ontario
Outdoor rink in a small little town. Everybody loves it. It’s a great for the community. Used all year round!  My son plays hockey

Congratulations to our Past winners!

2023

assiniboia West Recreation Association

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brady's ODR

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Tabusintac Outdoor Rink

Tabusintac, New Brunswick
2022

CORDOVA MINES COMMUNITY RINK

Havelock, Ontario

Canyon Meadows Community Centre Rink

Calgary, Alberta

WALLACE OUTDOOR RINK AND VOLUNTEER TIM BOYD

Wallace, Nova Scotia

Thank You for participating!

winners revealed week of March 6.

for Questions/media inquiries

Get in touch with our team!

A CARHA Hockey team member can answer questions about the contest, chat about some of our other hockey development programs we’re working on, or answer questions about other services we provide. Curious about insurance options? We’ve got you covered. Feel free to reach out!

Becky Kolberg

Becky Kolberg

Manager, Communications and Digital Media

BKolberg@carhahockey.ca
613-244-1989 / 800-267-1854
Ext. 241