Research Report: Potential Rinks in Southern BC

A conversation that has come up periodically throughout Burton Hockey history is the status and availability of rinks in other towns. Most recently, during planning for the DecaSession, a number of venues were considered before deciding to host the event in Burton. This did introduce the possibility of finding interesting neutral venues for future sessions. Whether seriously, or just for a lark, a number of people have inquired about rinks over the years. This week, I have compiled a list of such venues. I will try and find a host for the document; until then, you can obtain a copy from me at kylekusch[at]yahoo.ca. The 10 MB word document has descriptions and photos from 39 different rinks across southern BC. Many of you already have copies in your inbox.

BK wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 19:08:50 PST
Awesome job on the rinks Kyle. Though I gotta say it's almost like torture going through that document, every so often seeing a rink that would be perfect only to remember that it's probably hundreds of miles away.
Kyle wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 18:54:28 PST
Thanks for the tip, though; I know there must be at least a few more left out there. Let's get them all!

I may get started on a Metro Van soon one since there seems to be a demand for it. Coquitlam, for instance:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Nakusp,+Central+Kootenay+Regional+District,+British+Columbia&ll=49.244836,-122.817321&spn=0.002206,0.005681&t=h&z=18
Kyle wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 18:50:12 PST
I left out Metro because that's a report in itself. The Boston Bar rink is overgrown starting to get overgrown from neglect; I used Parson as my limit. Same reason I didn't use Lillooet:

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Nakusp,+Central+Kootenay+Regional+District,+British+Columbia&ll=50.688604,-121.935164&spn=0,0.005681&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=50.688258,-121.935638&panoid=Io6I60DxjDSwJX1A9QutqQ&cbp=12,345.68,,0,2.37
Stefan wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 18:04:52 PST
Loved the report Kusch. Wish you would have included Vancouver in it however.

Also not sure if you caught this rink or not, but on the #1 highway right as you enter Boston Bar there is a tennis court/rink. Really really ghetto, but I think this is the street view of it:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Boston+Bar,+Fraser+Valley+Regional+District,+British+Columbia,+Canada&sll=42.360276,-71.061555&sspn=0.018012,0.032315&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=Favn-AIdCxPD-A&split=0&hq=&hnear=Boston+Bar,+Canada&ll=49.856606,-121.437024&spn=0.00377,0.008079&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=49.856717,-121.437088&panoid=3IqjqnF5XawfRPNmbuaq7A&cbp=12,83.42,,1,0.08
BK wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 12:30:46 PST
Actually I think the challenge is to find a medium size rink (one big enough for 4 on 4) that isn't busy.
Kyle wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 11:24:17 PST
This report was more Southern Interior, but I do go as far as Abbotsford in the report, and you'll see a little place in the Aldergrove hinterlands called Swensson Park which may fit the description.
Bones wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 11:07:55 PST
The challenge for you, Kusch, should you accept it, is to find two decent sized rinks next to each other in the lower mainland for our growing VRH numbers..
Bones wrote on April 26, 2010 @ 11:06:57 PST
Nice work i'll take a look when I get back
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