There is nothing quite like a cold, crisp morning on the Nederland Ice Rink: Your skates propel you along the smooth surface in the quiet. Your body warms from the inside, and your breath makes steam out of the biting air. You make the turn and see the sun coming up. The kids, in all their gear, take the ice and the silence is gone… and another Saturday morning at the RINK is underway.
The Nederland Ice Rink and all the many programs it supports have been operated largely by volunteers for over 10 years. The families who conceived, built and cared for the facility and created a youth hockey program to keep your kids grinning through the winter are at the end of their tenure. Their kids are aging out and moving on, and it is time for young families who would like to see these ice programs continue to step into leadership roles. Without your involvement, both the ice and hockey season are in peril, as early as THIS SEASON. There will be a community meeting on Wed Nov 18th from 7-9pm at the Nederland Community Center to decide the future of the rink and winter ice programs. Please plan to attend if you have an interest in ensuring the continuation of this Nederland treasure.
Hello Folks –
We are in the final stages of transitioning the RINK to ice configuration! We will be laying liners and skater mats this Saturday, Nov 14th from 10am-2pm. We need many folks (15-20) to stretch the liners and anchor them to the slab. This is our last major effort before we start making ice!
Please come out and support your Ice Rink! Your volunteer hours count towards a Season Pass!
If you plan to come – please send an email to email@example.com and let us know.
Hello Folks –
We have two volunteer work sessions scheduled for this weekend – Saturday and Sunday from 10am -2pm (Nov 7 & 8). We are re-assembling the boards in the Olympic Ice configuration. We need about 10 people for each session.
You will get credit for every hour that you volunteer and can apply it towards a RINK season pass or Hockey and Curling fees. Last year the RINK credited roughly $7000 in volunteer hours!
If you plan to come – please reply to this email or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know – we plan to cook some hamburgers for lunch and need some firm numbers.
Many thanks to folks who came out last weekend who worked to disassemble the boards from the tennis configuration.
Thanks – nedrink
The Nederland Youth Hockey Association (NYHA) will be starting the registration process soon – check out their website : nedhockey.com or on facebook (NederlandYouthHockeyAssociation) for more information
We are gearing up for another great ice season at Nedrink. We need volunteers to help make this season successful.
- During November on the weekends to help transition to the ice configuration.
- During December on cold nights to help make the ice.
- During the holiday break as Rink attendants so we can be open while the kids are out of school.
- During the weekends in January and February as Rink attendants while our community comes out to enjoy the park.
You will get get credit for every hour that you volunteer and can apply it towards a RINK season pass or Hockey and Curling fees. Last year the RINK credited roughly $7000 in volunteer hours!
We also need members of the ice community to serve on the RINK board of directors and are looking for folks who are interested in training this season for a paid position as RINK manager.
The RINK has always relied on volunteers from the community to open and operate. Come out and join us to make this a great ice season!
Send and email to:
if you would like to be on a list that gets called out for volunteers and let us know what kind of job you would like to do,
Our first work session is this Sunday Nov 1st. 10am -1pm
Goal : disassemble the Dasher boards and prepare for Ice configuration.
Need : 10-15 people