We ACCEPT the @SmithsFallsPeeweeBears #GOODDEED CHALLENGE!
Bring your non-perishable food items to ANY Brockville Winter Classic Weekend event - the 2018 Snow Ball, Outdoor Winter Classic Tournament & MORE!, New York Rangers Legends vs. Canadian Tire All-stars, and RBC Family Day Skate! All donations going to the The Brockville and Area Food Bank.
The Brockville Braves/Brockville Braves have accepted the Smiths Falls Peewee Bears challenge too! The Braves play vs the Lumber Kings on Friday, February 9th. A classic rival. A huge game. Every game played now has major playoff implications. The Braves are fighting to finish in third place to secure home ice first round! Make it down to the Madhouse and cheer on your local hockey team. Also bring non-perishable food items to the game! They accept the challenge!!!! WHO ELSE is up for the challenge???!
Lots of exciting events happening from February 10th & over the Family Day Weekend!
Check out our Alumni Roster page for updates on the confirmed players playing in the Brockville Winter Classic New York Rangers Legends vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars game!
(Video footage at: https://youtu.be/F5rzQRD1QV8 )
Brockville – The 2018 Brockville Winter Classic Weekend announced on Wednesday that the New York Rangers Alumni will be in attendance during the upcoming Brockville Winter Classic being held on the Family Day weekend in February.
They also announced they will be delivering a bigger and better Brockville Winter Classic Weekend in 2018.
As well the Rotary Park Revitalization Committee announced that they have completed the #raiserotaryroof component of phase three of the revitalization of Rotary Park and announced the final project grant from the Canada 150 program.
The new roof is now up and lighting is being installed and the installation of the ice is expected to start on December 1st.
The 2018 edition of the winter classic is being held from Friday, Febuary 16th to Monday, February 19th at Rotary Park. it will feature the winter classic tournament being held on the Saturday, draft lottery and silent auction. As well as the New York Rangers Alumni game vs the Canadian Tire Brockville/Prescott Team, a VIP brunch with the New York Rangers Alumni, Winter Classic Tournament Awards Ceremony and After Party and new this year, Family Day events at Rotary Park and winter activities are being planned for all week long before the winter classic weekend.
If anyone wants to get involved with the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend in 2018 please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BrockvilleWinterClassic
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Bernie Hartley, left, and Ian Preston, of the North-Bay-based firm Sure Steel Erectors, work on the metal roof at the Rotary pad on Wednesday. Workers said the roof should be completed by the end of the weekend. (RONALD ZAJAC/The Recorder and Times)
After six years of work, the Rotary Park Revitalization Committee is close to putting the cap on upgrades to the George Street park.
The cap – literally – is the roof over the ice pad at the park, which the committee hopes will be completed within a week, weather permitting.
Brent Collett, chairman of the committee, said lighting will be put in and the boards erected after the roof is completed to finish off the rink work.
The ice will go in on Dec. 1, give or take a few days, Collett added.
When finished, the roof will be the final piece in the committee’s $2-million rejuvenation of Rotary Park.
Collett’s committee had been fundraising for, and overseeing, a massive revamp of the west-end park that has already brought such features as a children’s splash pad, a bicycle pump track, a basketball court, a gazebo and the artificial ice surface on a concrete pad that in summer is converted for skateboard use.
The Rotary Park improvements have in recent years been hailed as an example of citizen volunteers working in a successful partnership with city officials to improve infrastructure. A similar model has been followed for upgrades to the Brock Trail and the historic railway tunnel.
The main stumbling block to the Rotary Pad roof came when the committee found that soil conditions would require the roof supports to go down deeper, adding to the cost.
The foundation issue delayed the roof for about a year, during which the roof sat in storage over the winter while committee members figured out what to do.
The west-end pad has been the site of the Brockville Winter Classic, and organizers are “Super excited” to see the roof go up before next year’s event, said Jeff Severson, part of the organizing committee.
“We were getting a little nervous that the roof was not going to be up in time for the winter,” said Severson.
“It makes, for sure, that we will be able to play,” he added.
“In the event that it rains, we won’t have to worry about that.”
The arrival of the roof is good news to anyone who skates on the otherwise open-air pad, said Severson.
“The roof now will protect you from the elements,” he said.
The lighting is also welcome news.
“You’ll have a longer playing time,” said Severson.
“You’re not done at dark now.”
Winter Classic organizers are now waiting for the roof and boards to be done in order to use the Rotary pad as the site of their next media event announcing next year’s Winter Classic, said Severson.
The next Winter Classic is to take place during Family Day weekend, 2018, featuring the New York Rangers alumni team.
Mar 26, 2017 by Monica Mroz St. Lawrence News (https://www.insidebrockville.com/news-story/7209367-brockville-winter-classic-nets-more-than-65-000-for-rotary-park/)
The results are in: the third annual Brockville Winter Classic Weekend scored gold for the Rotary Park Revitalization project.
Staged March 3 to 5 by the eight-member classic volunteer committee, the hockey-themed weekend of activities netted more than $60,000 that will ensure an open-air steel roof will be erected over the downtown outdoor public skating rink this year.
While some fundraising amounts were still coming in, classic committee member Jeff Severson said a cheque for more than $60,000 would be presented to the revitalization committee on Thursday, March 23. The celebration and appreciation night for committee members, volunteers and platinum event sponsors took place at the Keystorm Pub.The cheque ended up being in the amount of $65,568.
The weekend featured family-centred activities and hockey games showcasing the Boston Bruins alumni playing alongside homegrown teams in mini-tournaments, as well as at a sold-out game against the local Canadian Tire All Stars at the Brockville Memorial Centre.
And with organizers still enjoying the glow of the successful weekend, they have already secured the headlining team for the fourth annual event: the New York Rangers alumni team. That classic weekend has been slated for Feb. 16-19, 2018 to coincide with Family Day.
“They are going to build their tour around us,” Severson commented of the Rangers’ appearance. “It’s Family Day weekend; it’s everything we want.” Because of the positive feedback and achievements this year, organizers won’t be straying too far from the formula that generated such a good outcome.
But Severson stresses their success isn’t about the money, adding the committee did not have a set fundraising objective. “We just wanted to put on a phenomenal event,” he said, adding that families having fun is the main goal.
“Hockey is amazing, but you don’t have to be a hockey buff” to enjoy the weekend, Severson said. “This event is for everybody. You’re building memories.” Other events included a nighttime skating party, autograph signing with the Bruins, a pancake breakfast and broomball.
Bruins alumni have also contacted organizers to express their thanks and appreciation for the weekend, Severson said. Committee member Dan Thompson received a call from Bruins Bruce Shoebottom to thank him for “an amazing weekend,” and other alumni players noted the Brockville weekend was “definitely one of the best tour stops ever.”
“It speaks a lot for the hospitality and quality of entertainment,” Severson said. “I was a diehard Habs fan, but I’m a secret Bruins fan now.”
The Montreal Canadiens alumni took part in the 2016 Brockville Winter Classic.
Key fundraisers are also looking forward to the fourth annual event in 2018. Severson said platinum-level sponsors who contribute more than $1,000 have also thanked the committee for including them in the event and are looking to help again next year either by volunteering time or donating money.
“It’s just such a fun event,” Severson said. “They want to be a part of it.”
Platinum sponsors were: Real Canadian Superstore, O’Farrell Financial Services, Burnbrae Farms, Upper Canada District School Board-TR Leger, TD Bank, Henderson Printing, Allstate Insurance, Brockville and Prescott Canadian Tire, Keystorm Pub, Allegiant Contracting, Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area, Hang Ups Picture Framing, Racer’s Edge, Shell Canada and Royal Bank.
Stanley Cup-level sponsors were Procter and Gamble and Brent Scott Co-operators Insurance.
The roof over the ice rink was a $550,000 project that will ensure free public recreational use of the surface in all weather conditions and in all seasons. Last year, the classic committee raised $67,000 toward the cost of the project; the amount included $25,000 received from the group’s successful Kraft Hockeyville bid.
Even though the 200-by-100-foot roof with interior lighting will be in place this year, there will be ongoing operating costs and improvements to the Rotary Park that the classic committee will want to be involved in, Severson added.
Previous projects at the park have included a splash pad, accessible playground and washrooms, synthetic ice pad, portable refrigeration system, bicycle pump track, a basketball court and skateboard park.
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The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend Committee has big news!! We are happy to announce that NHL Hall of Famer & Lord Stanley's Cup Champion Ray Bourque, the “Rat” Ken Linseman, and other Boston Bruins Alumni players will be participating in the Winter Classic Festival at Rotary Park on Saturday, March 4th!
Additionally, other Boston Bruins Alumni will be joining in on the fun at our 2017 Snow Ball, the evening of March 4th!
Come out and support our official winter festival!
Tickets are almost sold out for the Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars Game & VIP Brunch on Sunday, March 5th. Get your tickets while they last! Let’s light up the Magedoma Madhouse for the Boston Bruins Alumni Game on March 5th!
Corporate sponsorship of local youth teams still available.
Come on down to the Winter Classic Festival on March 4th for the Al Iafrate Hardest Shot Competition!
Do you think you have the hardest shot in #Brockville 'Give it a shot' for $15 (gives you 3 chances to shoot). Top 3 hardest shooters win a General Admission ticket to the Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars game on March 5th AND earn the chance to shoot against the man himself, Al Iafrate!
Shooting on March 4th starts at 1:30pm, limited spaces available, COME EARLY to sign-up!
The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend Committee is thrilled to announce the return of the Snow Ball!
This FREE ADMISSION after-dark skating party offers FREE hot chocolate, hot dogs, a live DJ, light display, family fun activities and much much more!
The 2017 Snow Ball is family-friendly & open to everyone! Please invite your friends!
ATTENTION YOUTH HOCKEY TEAMS!
Want to lace up against Ray Bourque & the Boston Bruins Alumni on March 5th?! Create a short video about your team and submit to the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend via Facebook or email at email@example.com BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th! Use your creativity and show us what makes your team so GREAT! Have an awesome team cheer? Is your warm-up the most impressive? Have a funny team ritual that gives you luck? Anything goes!
The committee will select their favourite video and announce the winning team on 26/02/2017.
Good luck to all the entries!