If you build it, they will come.
In Kinman, Arta.
It's 80 kilometers southeast of Edmonton. It's not just a movie line, it's the core of their community.
A few years ago, members of the Kingman Recreation Association were considering how to deal with nearby skating rinks.
It was rebuilt a few years ago, but badly in need of repair.
"Over the years, we've been trying to get decent ice," said Joel Hein, president of the association.
It was then that Trent Kenyon came up with the idea that he was an RCMP member who lived in Camros but worked for the association.
He believes that if they make a good enough plan for the new rink, plus some hard work and volunteers, they may roll into bigger snowballs. He was right.
"It would be great if we could get ice this year.
If we don't do that, next year we'll have the first ice show, "Kenyon said, looking forward to the upcoming NHL. -
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Comthey applied to DarylK for two large grants totalling $63,000.
The Canadian Hockey Fund for Seafarers and Makadif Sports.
Then they persuaded Canadian Post to move the post office to the new skating rink building, providing it with consistent funds from rent.
They also got local 4-
H Club boarding-
They will use the skating rink for equestrian competitions in summer.
Solar panel installers evaluated the building and told them that they would produce enough electricity and sell it back to the grid, which meant that once built, the skating rink would be economically sustainable.
Coupled with board ads from several companies, including Enbridge, Richardson Pioneer, Hauser Home Hardware and United Cycle, and other companies, the hard work of 40 to 50 volunteers, donations of heavy equipment and construction of the project, it is now only 40,000 dollars less than the target.
They continue to sell advertisements and souvenirs online to raise money.
"A lot of these facilities are under construction, and they need to charge a lot of user fees just to keep them out of trouble," Kenyon said.
"We are trying to achieve low cost, low maintenance, so that it will not become a white elephant. "
"As a small community like Kinman, the survival and death of these communities are based on the small conveniences they have," he said. “We have a K-
There are 12 schools here, so it helps the community prosper, not become a dying community like other communities.
The skating rink will only increase to the point where people come out to use the facility and may consider moving here.
Who knows, "Dean Visby, a local school bus driver living in nearby Camros, says that's exactly what a small village of about 100 people needs.
"My nephew likes skating and can't find a place," Wesby said, explaining that the outdoor rink reminded him of his youth. -
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He was moved by this effort and wrote a letter. -
Writing activities, and from Toronto Maple Leaf, Montreal Canadians and Edmonton Petroleum Merchants and other minority channels received eight forms of souvenir donations. -by-
Nurse Darnell's signature print.
Visby continues to sell them on eBay in the way dsem27 handles them to help solve problems.
"It makes me feel like I'm home," he said.
According to Wilfe Brooks, Westby is not alone.
Brooks, who has been selling sports equipment through the combined cycle for the past 50 years, said that small towns never needed skating rinks as much as they do now.
"Fifteen years ago, I was told that these 100-year-old arena infrastructure would be a problem," Brooks said.
Brooks said that in 1967, to celebrate the country's 100th birthday, the province built a large arena in small towns.
Many of them are-
Intentionally or wilfully flattened after disrepair.
Many centres have also been replaced by a larger regional centre to provide greater geographical footprint.
Brooks said: "There are about 40 players playing in Alberta, but that doesn't replace 500 skating rinks. "
He heard about Kinman's plan and decided to take part in it, linking Kenyon with Makadif Sports and other sports professionals.
He also asked for funds from the Alberta hockey team, but was told that they only funded projects, not facilities.
Brooks said, "If you don't have a skating rink, what good is programming? "
"We're going back to the river to use horse manure.
Makadiff's sports donation is about $35,000, but now Brooks and Kenyon want to get a further $50,000 from the organization if they can prove that the model can be replicated in other small towns.
Brooks believes this can be done.
"If a town has a school, or more than 500 people in the next five or 10 years, it has to have a skating rink in Alberta, which is a right of way," he said.
The association hopes to hold a skating party on Friday night, but the rest of the time is running out. -ins.
For Kenyon, it's more important to provide a place for children to skate away from troubles that don't cost a lot of money or drive for long periods of time.
"The whole premise is that we want it to be largely unplanned," he said.
"So Camros, Torfield, even Edmonton, people want to go skating, springboarding, skating, and they're very sure that there's no problem with the schedule.
Free, go skating.
"Pahashna Placekingman is not the only place to have a dream skating rink.
West of Edmonton, the Alexis-Nakota-Sioux First Nation, the Carlos Brothers, Joseph and Fabian-Alexis raised the backyard skating rink to a new level this year.
Want to find a place for their seven children-year-
The old nephew went skating, and they started building their mother's front yard.
A week later, they built a skating rink with recycled materials from construction projects, with logos of boards, nets and oilers in the ice center.
They even made a fake scoreboard, which added a little attraction.
"Here come the children. They don't want to leave.
They just want to stay, "said Joseph, 42.
The skating rink they call Pahashna Plaza is Sioux, meaning hilly plains open to any children nearby.
"It's important for our community to have fun at the skating rink, just like playing in Rogers Square.
It makes them feel like they're really there, and it keeps them out of trouble, "Joseph said.
The bonus is for their mother, who has a big window facing the skating rink. -
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From this she can see her grandson.
"She likes it," said Carlos, 44.
She sat at the window and watched him skate.
That's what we really want.
"My brothers made nets, painted them and hung them on the Internet.
It's like walking into Rexhall at night, with lights and clocks on.
Fabian, 42, said it brought his family closer.
"When we do it together, somehow, it gets ripped off.
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