NEW Rink Revitalization Program NOW OPEN!
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
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
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
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
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