The Arena has been a busy place these past few weeks.
It’s time to catch a breath before the next busy weeks!
Big news in the
Valley - the Credit Union Centre (Kingston Arena) has been selected as one
of the Top 16 entries in the Kraft Hockeyville 2014 contest, guaranteeing
them a $25,000 prize. The Arena moves on to the next stage of the contest
with our votes – head to the Kraft Hockeyville site to cast your votes
to bring them a step closer to being Kraft Hockeyville! Voting is quick
and easy – they’ve streamlined things since our big adventure in 2010!!
Best of luck to Kingston!
On February 23rd,
we hosted the Big Rink Breakfast and Skate, and watched the Olympic Men’s
Gold Medal Hockey Game that morning. It was lots of fun and brought in
$580 towards the new Concrete Floor fund!! Thanks to the Beals’ family
and friends for planning, preparing and cooking – what a great time!!
The first weekend in
March saw the Lawrencetown Cup II, with 8 teams to play fast paced hockey
all weekend long. We’ll have pictures and the news from that weekend,
This past weekend saw
the Guys and Gals out for the Fireball Classic II. Four teams of
cheerful, enthusiastic souls took to the ice in what is definitely a great
event! The Maroon team, led by goalie Linda Wood, took the hotly
contested title in the 7-6 championship game. Thanks to organizer Linda
Wood, to John and Rickey for the great ice and hospitality, to the canteen
helpers for the aroma of fresh hamburgers throughout the day, and everyone
who pitched in to make this the wonderful tournament that it is. Check out
the pictures from the day, and we’ll see everyone for the tournaments in
Next weekend sees the
return of the Barn Tournament, with paramedics, RCMP, and emergency
workers and volunteers from across the province competing for an ‘A’ title
and a ‘B’ title. With 8 teams this year, there is sure to be plenty of
hockey for everyone! Breakfast will be available in the canteen for this
weekend, as well!
The busy month of
March continues with the Women’s Tournament on March 22nd, the
Ice Show on March 23rd, and the Kids’ Shinney Tournament on
March 29th. Come see the fun! The arena finishes the season
this year on March 30th – join us then for a last public
skating day for this winter, as we ready everything for one more spring
season of construction.
THRIVE! in 2014
In Nova Scotia, we are fortunate to enjoy initiatives from the Department
of Health and Wellness that promote access to healthy active living
opportunities for all Nova Scotians.
funds capital projects to build and expand trails, recreation facilities,
and outdoor active environments in many communities across the province.
They also fund programming initiatives so that people can participate in
Thrive! A plan
for a healthier Nova Scotia is about taking action together to make
ourselves and our province healthier. Its four strategic directions are:
Healthy Start for Children and Families
with Skills and knowledge for Lifelong Health
Opportunities to Eat Well and be Active
Plan and Build
This winter in Lawrencetown, the Youth Arena and Thrive! are creating
opportunities to eat well and be active. Take a chance and jump in the
swing of active living in 2014!!
The Lawrencetown Lions supported our healthy active living in 2014 with a
free public skate on New Years Day. Check out our pictures “HERE”!
FREE SHINNY HOCKEY for 8 weeks beginning January 6th!
Youth of all ages are welcome in shinny hockey, from
beginners to teens. It’s an hour of hockey fun to learn about the game
and develop skills, accepting all boys and girls of any skill level who
are not registered in minor hockey this year. Full equipment is required.
If you need help with finding, borrowing or buying equipment, please
contact us at the numbers on the poster below.
FREE PRE-SCHOOL SKATES Mondays 11:00-12:00 all winter!
FREE LCS AFTER-SCHOOL SKATING for 8 weeks this winter!
Keep an eye out for the after-school skating program dates after everyone
is back to school!
Join us for Guys and Gals hockey every Tuesday and Friday evening, and
Women’s hockey every Saturday evening. All skill levels are welcome! For
more information on these groups, call the rink at 584-3349 or email us at
. For information on the Friday night Men’s hockey league call the rink,
or contact Troy Emmett at 584-7008.
The rink schedule is updated frequently – click the Schedules button on
this page to see available times for ice rentals. If you have youth
hockey gear or skates in good condition that you would like to donate,
we’ll make sure they go to a young person who needs them. Thanks!
For more information on the Thrive! initiative visit their website at