Windsor Park Maple Tree

Windsor Park Maple Tree

We are sad to report that the large Maple in Windsor Park that was seriously damaged during the derecho of 2022 was removed on June 26, 2024. Before they removed it, the forestry department at the City took measures to assess and prolong the tree’s life, including performing a complete canopy inspection with climbers, performing various stability tests, and reducing weight in the crown. Factors that led to the decision to remove the tree…

Windsor Rink crew goes into Beast Mode

Windsor Rink crew goes into Beast Mode

Well, the boys are at it again. Making ice on an outdoor rink the size of a small football field is not a simple task. Sure, any hose head can throw a bunch of water down and hope for the best. Like any task completed without thought or focus the results are sloppy; in this case, cracked ice with slopes and potholes. These cracks can impale a breaking centreman with his own stick, or…

Family Skate Night 2023: Thank you for coming out!

Family Skate Night 2023: Thank you for coming out!

Family Skate Night was magical! Many thanks to everyone who came out. Despite experiencing milder weather, we had lots of fun! We had a great time on the sleigh rides around Windsor Park and warmed up with Firehall made chili and hot chocolate, along with other yummy treats. We’d like to say a special thank you to Larry and Irene Parisien from Red Gate Arena Farm who made a special trip to Old Ottawa…

Family Skate Night

Family Skate Night

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and there’s no better way to spend it than with the people you love. At  6pm on Tuesday 14th February, 2023 we’ll be hosting “Family Skate Night” at Windsor Park, 1 Windsor Avenue. This will be a great chance to warm up from the inside and have a full filled evening with loves ones!

Outdoor Rink Skate Sharpener Initiative

Outdoor Rink Skate Sharpener Initiative

The Old Ottawa South community and The Ottawa Centre Minor Hockey Association (OCMHA) have been struggling to find a local, convenient and reasonably priced skate sharpening establishment over the last few years. The pandemic has exacerbated this as many of the local shops and smaller arena run shops have closed. From discussions with community members, an idea was born to launch a community owned and operated skate sharpening initiative, run by volunteers.

Fieldhouse Consultation: The Results Are In!

Fieldhouse Consultation: The Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback in the latest round of public consultation for a replacement fieldhouse at Windsor Park. At the time the online consultation closed on 12-November-2021, the working group had received responses from 118 residents of this community. Among these, 29 supported the first option (the biggest one, at 2,466 sq. ft.), 35 preferred the second option (2,394 sq. ft.), while 30 picked the third option (the smallest at…

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