While there’s no end in sight for the NHL lockout, some Montreal kids will soon be able to play hockey on a new outdoor rink built in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce thanks to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.
The NHL-size rink is expected to open in mid-January. It’s the last of five rinks planned for less advantaged areas in Montreal by the foundation as part of its Bleu Blanc Bouge program aimed at getting children to be physically active and adopt healthy lifestyles.
Since the program’s launch in 2008, the foundation has built rinks in St. Michel, Montreal North, Verdun and LaSalle.
You can read an article by The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell’s on the new rink by clicking here.
You can read what Mario Lemieux had to say about his days skating on the outdoor rink as a kid growing up in Ville-Émard by clicking here.
And check out the video below of what might be the best backyard rink ever. You can read more about the rink in the video by clicking here.
(Photo by Allen McInnis/The Gazette)