Community invited to Scotiabank Backyard Rink

Posted on Friday September 07, 2012

Aspiring young hockey and ringette players offered a little extra help this season

In an ongoing partnership with local businesses and organizations, the Town of Whitby is pleased to announce the return of the Scotiabank Backyard Rink. Whitby has always been an enthusiastic hockey community. Making the sport accessible and affordable is a municipal mandate. Having free access to high quality facilities to learn and practice sport will support the next generation of players.

Scotiabank Backyard Rink has already started its full season. The program is free to all and offers the ice, nets and professional facilities at Iroquois Park Sports Centre as a communal, indoor backyard rink. Parents can introduce children 7 years of age and under to the sport of hockey or ringette. No need to shovel or flood or even wait for winter weather; parents just need to provide the sticks, pucks and protective gear.

From September through March, the program runs Mondays (1:30–3:00 p.m.), Wednesdays (9:00–10:30 a.m.) and Fridays (9:00–10:30 a.m.) at Iroquois Park Sports Centre, 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby, and on also on Wednesdays (1:00–2:30 p.m.) at Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, 67 Winchester Road East, Brooklin. The program is a key component of the three-way partnership amongst  the Town of Whitby, Scotiabank and Whitby Minor Hockey Association launched in February 2010.

About Scotiabank
As the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHLPA®, NHL Alumni™ and the CWHL, Scotiabank is very proud to be Canada's Hockey Bank. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Through its partnerships, Scotiabank's hockey programs enrich the communities where Canadians live and work by giving fans and players new ways to celebrate our game. For more information on Scotiabank’s hockey programs, please visit

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Doug Blakely
Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship
Town of Whitby
Phone: 905.430.4300 x7104

Kerry McLeish
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Whitby
Phone: 905.430.4300 x7463