Keep the Game We Love Going
Outdoor Rink Contest 


CARHA Hockey, alongside our partner iPlayHockey, launched the 'Keep the Game We Love Going ODR Contest' to celebrate the tradition of the ODR as well as the individuals that keep them going in our communities! 

Congratulations to our three Grand Prize winners of a $1,000 assist towards their community ODR operating costs for the 2022-23 season:

  • Megan Haines who nominated Cordova Mines Community Rink and the volunteer team of Ray, Matt, Dave, and Kelvin (Ontario)
  • Pamela Aramburu who nominated Canyon Meadows Community Centre Rink (Alberta)
  • Mindy Mageau who nominated Wallace Outdoor Rink and volunteer Tim Boyd (Nova Scotia)


Congratulations to our two winners of a CARHA Hockey/iPlayHockey merchandise prize package:

  • Sean Devine who nominated Trend-Arlington Outdoor Rink, Ottawa (Ontario)
  • Jaime Helgason who nominated Northside Park Firemen's Outdoor Rink, Foam Lake (Saskatchewan)


Thank you to the rinks from all across Canada who 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:


Nominate an ODR OR ODR community volunteer(s) who keep these rinks active and the game we love going! 

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 dedicates their time at the rink

How to Enter

  • Email photo and/or video submission to - Does not have to be hockey related
  • Include your name, the name of the rink or the individual(s) you are nominating, and where located. Feel free to share a few words about what the ODR means to you and/or about the individual(s) you are nominating


  • Three (3) Grand Prizes: $1,000 towards the ODR operating costs for the 2022-23 season* and a CARHA Hockey/iPlay Hockey merchandise package (valued at $300)
  • Two (2) CARHA Hockey/iPlay Hockey merchandise packages (valued at $500) 

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

Entries will be posted in the 'Submissions' section. Winners will be randomly drawn from all submissions. Additional CARHA Hockey and iPlayHockey prizes are also available to be won throughout the campaign.

Contest Dates

  • Submissions open Monday, January 17th, 2022
  • Deadline for submissions is March 11th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winners announced March 21st, 2022

We enjoy hearing from you and sharing the great things happening in your area! Check out our features:

The Outdoor Rink Project: Collection of Photos by Margo McDiarmid
(Ottawa, Ontario)


Building a Perfect Rink: Q&A with Al Arseneault
(Ottawa, Ontario)


The Outdoor Hockey Club Hits Its Stride 
(Stonewall, Manitoba)

Click here for official contest rules.

We'd love to hear from you if you have questions about the campaign or are looking to get involved. We can provide additional resources that you can share to encourage participation in your area, chat about some of our other hockey development programs we're working on, or answer questions about other services we may provide. Feel free to reach out:

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