NEW Rink Revitalization Program NOW OPEN!

October 18th, 2021


Rink Revitalization Program, 2021 – March 2022, Now Open

The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage is pleased to announce the availability of the Rink Revitalization Program, for projects that can be completed between November 2021 and March 1, 2022.

The Rink Revitalization Program is designed to assist community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities who are operating rinks, to invest in the revitalization infrastructure that will support the sustainability of the facility. Rinks include curling clubs and arenas as well as outdoor rinks of a permanent nature. The rink must be open to all members of the public at reasonable times and at a reasonable rate.

The RRP grant is eligible for large or small projects, and includes infrastructure repair projects such as replacing boards, upgrading refrigeration or improving seating or canteen spaces. Multiple revitalization or repair projects can be bundled into one application.


Projects are eligible to apply for up to one-third (1/3) of the total capital cost of the project to a maximum of $150,000.  An organization is eligible to receive one (1) grant per year for a project.  Funding received from other provincial government departments can affect the amount of the grant awarded. The total provincial government contribution cannot exceed three quarters (3/4) of the total project cost.

Timeline:  The application process is now open: applications are being accepted from October 18th to 4:30pm, November 15th, 2021.

Please contact the Regional Manager in your area (see contact list below) to request an information and application package.

2021 – 22 Rink Revitalization Guidelines

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Review Factors


Regional Offices and Contacts:

Cape Breton Region

Serving Cape Breton Island 850

Grand Lake Road, Suite 15 Sydney, NS B1P 5T9

Larry Maxwell or Natalie MacPherson Regional Manager / Regional Program Coordinator

Office (902) 578-4813

Fax (902) 563-2565

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Application – Cape Breton Region


Central Region

Serving Halifax Regional Municipality

Homburg Building, 3rd Floor 1741 Brunswick Street

PO Box 456 Halifax, NS B3J 2R5

Andrea Redmond or Deborah Fram Regional Manager / Regional Program Coordinator

Office (902) 456-5908

Fax (902) 424-0710

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Application – Central Region


Fundy Region

Serving Cumberland, Colchester Counties & Municipality of East Hants

80 Walker Street, Suite 1 Truro, NS B2N 4A7

Natasha Gray or Teresa McNutt Regional Manager / Regional Program Coordinator

Office (902) 324-8392

Fax (902) 896-2425

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Application – Fundy Region


Highland Region

Serving Guysborough, Antigonish & Pictou Co.

149 Church Street, Suite 4 Antigonish, NS B2G 2E2

Rae Gunn or Chantel Gurney Regional Manager / Regional Program Coordinator

Office (902) 338-0659

Fax (902) 863-7477

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Application – Highland Region


South Shore Region

Serving Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg Counties & District of Argyle 312 Green Street, PO Box 9000 Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Anna Haanstra or Denise Scott Regional Manager / Regional Program Coordinator

Office (902) 930-2872

Fax (902) 634-7542

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Application – South Shore Region


Valley Region

Serving Municipalities of West Hants, Clare, Annapolis, Kings & Digby Counties

10 Webster Street, Suite 200 Kentville, NS B4N 1H7

Anna Sherwood or Tracy Roberts

Acting Regional Manager / Regional Program Coordinator

Office (902) 698-9407

Fax (902) 679-6748

2021-22 Rink Revitalization Application – Valley Region