Whitby families can once again teach their young children hockey and ringette skills thanks to the Scotiabank Backyard Rink program.
This program gives parents and their children aged 7 and under a safe place to practice stick handling and skating. Nets and ice time are provided by Scotiabank’s Community Hockey Sponsorship Program, patrons provide sticks, pucks and protective equipment.
The program, which started in 2009, continues as a joint effort between the Town of Whitby, Scotiabank and Whitby Minor Hockey Association.
From September through March, the program runs Mondays (1:30–3:00 p.m.), Wednesdays (11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) and Fridays (11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) on Scotiabank Arena 1 at Iroquois Park Sports Centre, 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby, and on also on Wednesdays (1:00–2:30 p.m.) at Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, 67 Winchester Road East, Brooklin.