Rink Project

The RIDGE COMMUNITY LEAGUE invites all residents to a public viewing of conceptual drawings for the Haddow Park Rink Project consisting of an NHL-size outdoor rink, community league building and paved parking lot.

Viewing of conceptual drawings will take place in the Amphitheatre of the Terwillegar Rec Centre on July 12th, 5-9 PM. All residents of the Ridge CL are invited. Please come and give us your comments on this project.

Synopsis

  • Fall of 2004: The Ridge Community League (Henderson, Falconer Heights & Haddow) executive received a written request from a group of residents in the Haddow neighbourhood requesting that the league consider building a permanent outdoor boarded skating rink with change room and washroom facilities in Haddow Park.
  • January 2005: A committee of league residents came together to begin working on a 5 year strategic plan for The Ridge Community League; competed later in 2005.
  • 2007: The league distributed a needs assessment to residents of the Ridge CL and garnered information about what people felt was the role of their community league and what amenities, services and programs people wished to see. The top items identified in the survey were skating rink, league building and multi use courts.
  • 2010: The league formed a subcommittee and began the process of planning for the construction of permanent facilities in Haddow Park. The project was forced to be put on hold when the City of Edmonton identified Haddow Park as a potential site for the First Place Home Owner’s Program.  The exact location of the housing project had to first be determined.
  • 2015: The location for the housing project was finalized and The Ridge Community League was given permission to move forward with the rink project. With due diligence in mind, the league put forth a new needs assessment to residents in the spring of 2015.  This new survey agreed substantially with the 2007 needs assessment; the results showed that an outdoor rink, community league building and multi use courts were top priority for the residents.
  • Early 2016: A sub committee was formed, terms of reference for the committee were created and since March of 2016, this committee has been working closely with the City’s Integrated Infrastructure Services Group. The committee has completed the Strategy Phase and 90% of the Concept Phase.

The Rink Project Committee welcomes your input on this development. A Public Engagement Meeting will be held at the Terwillegar Rec Centre, 5-9 PM on July 12th in the Amphitheatre. We will display our concept drawings and request your comments. We will take legitimate comments and incorporate them into revised drawings from which construction drawings will be prepared. It is anticipated this project will be paid with community league funds and grants on a 1/3-2/3 ratio.

For more info email Barry Kossowan at: barrykossowan@shaw.ca