ODR tradition

Celebrating our outdoor rinks (oDR) and the individuals that keep them active in our communities!

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Congratulations to our winners!

They each receive $1,000 towards the 2023-24 operating costs of the community outdoor rink of their choice!

assiniboia West Recreation Association

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brady's ODR

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Tabusintac Outdoor Rink

Tabusintac, New Brunswick

Winners were randomly drawn from all submissions. Cash prize is directed towards the operating costs of a publicly accessible outdoor rink.

ODR Contest Details

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

Contest opens: January 16

Submission deadline: February 22

$1,000 Grand Prize

CARHA Hockey will be awarding three (3) community outdoor rinks $1,000 towards their ODR operating costs for the 2023/24 season.*

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

Winners will be randomly drawn from all submissions.

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.

Who/What Can Be Nominated

  • 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.

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. 

Thank you for participating!

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

All 2023 submissions

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

Waterford Youth Centre

New Brunswick
The outdoor rink in Waterford is an integral part of our rural community. Although it is the Youth Centre, it provides a lot of

Hillcrest Rink

Amazing rink that is kept well by Buster using his homemade zamboni machine lived in Hillcrest for almost 40 years our 3 kids and

Midhurst ODR

Midhurst, ON, Canada,
Always full of kids. Very well looked after by the volunteers. My kids love it.
Special Feature

The Outdoor Hockey Club Documentary Series

This winter, take a journey to some incredible hockey spots with the ten-episode Outdoor Hockey Club documentary series. Filmmaker Randy Frykas will travel across the country to meet the people making the rinks and enjoying hockey in its purest form.
Documentary Filmmaker. Creator of the Outdoor Hockey Club
Have Questions?

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

613-244-1989 / 800-267-1854
Ext. 241