OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2013) - The Sens Foundation, in partnership with the Ottawa Senators and the City of Ottawa, will debut the second phase of their community rinks initiative when they officially open SENS RINC at Jules Morin Park on Friday, Jan. 11 at 1:25 p.m.
The community rinks initiative was originally launched when the Rink of Dreams, located at Marion Dewar Plaza in front of Ottawa City Hall, an outdoor refrigerated ice surface which serves as a community gathering place, opened to the public last January.
What: Sens RINC at Jules Morin Park, located in Ottawa's lowertown district, which includes hockey dasher boards, fencing, hockey nets in the winter and lacrosse nets in the summer. Managed by the City of Ottawa, these free recreational spaces will offer skating and hockey clinics as well as summer sporting programs for hundreds of children and youth.
In addition to funding stemming from the joint partnership, the project is also being supported by significant financial contribution on behalf of the annual Maharaja's Ball and Tremblant's 24 hours of Skiing.
Who: Danielle Robinson, Sens Foundation president; Jim Watson, mayor of the City of Ottawa; Cyril Leeder, Ottawa Senators president; Paul MacLean, Senators head coach; Jason Spezza, Senators alternate captain and SENS RINC honourary chair; Mathieu Fleury, Ottawa city councilor; Spartacat, the Senators' ambassador of fun; Stuntman Stu, Senators public address announcer.
Also participating in the event are Maharaja's Ball representative Nalin Bhargava, and Simon St. Arnaud, a representative from Tremblant's 24 hours of skiing. Students from Ecole Elementaire Catholique Sainte-Anne and York Street Public School and local community associations and community centres are also expected to attend.
When and where: 1:25 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Jules Morin Park, Ottawa. For a map of the area, please click here.
Photo and media opportunity: Participants will be available for brief interviews to discuss the opening of the latest phase of the joint partnership's community rinks initiative. Photo opportunities of participants while at the park will also be available.