Your community rink is operated and maintained using VVCA volunteer labour and community funds. Please lend a hand to keep it operational and respect all participants and volunteers.
At Brunskill School rink
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
NOTE: VVCA Rink reserved for Brunskill School on school days from 9:00am – 3:30pm
No general public use during these times.
• No hockey sticks, pucks, balls, etc. allowed during public skating.
• Use this facility at your own risk!
• We recommend wearing protective equipment to prevent injury.
• We need your help in keeping our rink safe for our community, so please report any maintenance/safety concerns and incidents.
• Report any vandalism to the Police.
• Public skating time periods may be cancelled when the wind chill factor is greater than 1800 and/or -26 degrees Celsius.
Your community rink is operated and maintained using volunteer labour and community funds. Please lend a hand to keep it operational and respect all participants and volunteers.
If you have any questions, please contact the City of Saskatoon Community Development Branch at 306-975-3378.
Please support our Varsity View Community Association Rink Renovation Project Raffle!
Our local Varsity View community skating rink brings together adults and children alike for fun with friends and family all winter long with skating and hockey. It feels like old fashioned place where friends and strangers meet, come and go, join an informal game of hockey or skate around and have a chat. From young kids, to college students, to grandparents, all play together and the natural harmony created is infectious.
This community rink is in dire need of a renovation, as the boards and fences are damaged and even dangerous. We are hoping to raise money to re-fence, re-board and regrade the rink, but we must raise money to make this dream a reality!
We created a raffle with the following fabulous prizes, some donated by businesses in our community:
Grand Prize: $1500 cash
2nd Prize: $200 cash plus Crew Rowhouse 12 class pass valued at $225
3rd Prize: $200 cash plus $175 All in the Wild Gallery gift certificate
4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Prize: $50 D’lish by Tish gift cards
3 tickets for $10 or 1 ticket for $5
Draw date: Feb 23, 2021 (NOTE new date for draw!)
Covid-19 put a damper on our fundraising efforts, and the need for community members to play outside all year-round is greater than ever!
We offer contactless ticket purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and using e-transfer to that email. We will send you a picture of the tickets and ticket numbers, and if you desire the original tickets we will mail them to you.
This is a great local cause and every dollar raised is a dollar that goes straight to the renovation!
Rink donations and board sponsorship
Don’t want raffle tickets but still want to support the rink renovation? Own a local business and interested in supporting the Brunskill rink? We are accepting donations and also offering rink board sponsorship!
Your support by donation or sponsorship will not only make a big difference in our neighbourhood, it can also create a positive view of your business by knowing the importance it places on the Varsity View and Grosvenor Park communities and its residents.
- Donor board is approximately 4’ x 8’.
- Weather-proof engraved signage.
- Installed near rink entrance after rink renovation completed.
- Donations NOT eligible for tax receipts.
- Donation leve: $250-499; $500-999; $1000-4,999; $5,000+; $10,000+
RINK BOARD SPONSORSHIP
- Sponsorship boards are 4’ x 8’.
- Can be full-colour printed.
- Please supply PDF, EPS (vector) or high-res JPG or TIFF version of your logo for best quality printing.
- Proof will be supplied before printing and installation.
- School board needs to approve all advertisers and design.
- Printed on 1/4” puckboard using similar techniques as commercial rinks.
- Boards will be installed on old rink until new rink is renovated, and then transferred over.
- PRICING: $2000 for 3 year installation
CONTACT: Luke at email@example.com
Rink Fundraising – May 2021 Update
Wow! We are so impressed with the support we have received from our students, parents and community. Thanks to you we have almost reached our goal for the Brunskill rink rebuild.
Through change collected, raffle tickets purchased, generous donations and puckboard sponsorship purchases, we are only about $12,000 shy of our goal to make this new rink a reality!
Do you want to help us be able to rebuild the rink this year? Only 6 more sponsors are needed, so if you or a friend or family member would like to consider advertising on a puckboard for 3 years please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our sponsors who have already secured puckboards; Vista Eyecare, Brunskill Pharmacy, City Gardens Landscape Construction, Strata Development Corporation, Mavrik Home Builders Ltd, One Small Step SK, Varsity Dental Group, Centennial Plumbing, Heating and Electrical and Parr Autobody. Please consider supporting these local businesses that support our rink.
Donations are of course welcome! Donations over $250 will be recognized on the donor board.
Thank you for your generous support of this well-used community and school recreation facility! We are so close to building it!
Rink Fundraising – June 2021 Update
Last $5000 needed to build the rink this summer!
Skating may not be on your mind right now but….
If you have been waiting to donate to make this rink a reality for this coming winter now is your chance to be part of it all!
Last opportunity to be on that donor board and forever be remembered as being a part of building this key community and school recreation site.
Sponsorship puckboards still available with excellent vantage points.
Please don’t wait or we may not have the funds to build the newer and safer rink for this upcoming skating season.
Thank you to all who have given generously.
Rink Fundraising – July 2021 Update
We are thrilled to report that we have achieved our fundraising goal thanks to strong community support through donations, raffle tickets sales and puckboard business sponsorship!
Our donor board is in the process of being made, for all donors who gave over $250. There were about 30 generous donors that will be forever remembered as being a part of helping this new rink become a reality.
We look forward to seeing puckboards on the rink from the local businesses/individuals including Vista Eyecare, Varsity Dental, City Gardens Landscape Construction, Strata Development, Mavrik Homes, Brunskill Pharmacy, One Small Step, Parr Autobody, Aesthetic Homes, The Facial Institute, Councillor Cynthia Block and Centennial Plumbing and Heating. Please support these local community-minded people when you choose where to spend your hard-earned dollars.
We will still happily accept donations and have room for more sponsors on our puckboards! We hope to build some additional benches and infrastructure around the rink to make it more attractive and user-friendly. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
We were awarded the City of Saskatoon Rink Improvement Grant and Take It Outside Micro-Grant from the City of Saskatoon which were critical in our fundraising efforts.
The rink construction contract was awarded to Mirage Homes, who will start construction this summer or early fall. The rink will be ready for this coming skating and hockey season!
Thank you to our amazing community for supporting this initiative for our community. We will all benefit from this safer recreational facility!