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City of Brampton’s Backyard Ice Rink Contest returns for second year

BRAMPTON, ON (December 21, 2022) – This winter, stay active at home and outdoors! The City of Brampton is excited to host the Brampton Backyard Ice Rink Contest for the second year, generously sponsored by Bruce Power, National Homes, and Tim Hortons.
Residents are encouraged to submit photos of their backyard or community ice rink for a chance to win prizes, including a visit from hockey legends Cassie Campbell and Darcy Tucker. 

This year, three individual rinks will be chosen, along with one community rink winner. The contest launches on January 1, 2023, and the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.

For full details, including tips on how to build a backyard ice rink, visit

Outdoor skating rinks

Can’t make your own ice rink? Lace up your skates for some free winter fun at one of Brampton’s outdoor skating rinks! For hours of operation and updates, visit


“The City of Brampton is proud to bring back our Backyard Ice Rink Contest for the second year! Our inaugural contest was a great success, and we look forward to seeing our residents’ impressive rinks again. You could win a visit from hockey legends Cassie Campbell and Darcy Tucker. For those who cannot build a rink, be sure to take advantage of the City’s outdoor recreational amenities throughout the season. From our outdoor rinks, to trails, to Mount Chinguacousy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The City is excited to offer fun programs and activities for residents to stay active all winter long. We received some amazing photos of outdoor ice rinks during the first year of the contest, and encourage residents to take part again this year. Skating provides great health benefits, and is something people of all ages can enjoy! And, be sure to visit our website to learn more about all the fun things you can do outside in our community this season.”
Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“At the City, we are dedicated to providing opportunities for residents to stay active and healthy and have fun all year long. The Backyard Ice Rink contest is a friendly competition that encourages outdoor winter activity. Residents can submit for a chance at winning prizes until January 31, 2023.”
- Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


City of Brampton Media Relations