Gauvin Park Skating Rink
In 2015, the City of Winnipeg made a decision to permanently relocate the pleasure skating rink from Gauvin Park in Norwood Flats to Burmac Park in Southdale. The decision was made due to what was perceived as declining usage of the skating rink in previous years.
Despite this, there remains a genuine interest within the neighbourhood to see the return of the skating rink Gauvin Park for 2016/17 season. Matt Allard, City Councillor for St. Boniface, has kindly followed up with this issue and will look into this further.
Gauvin Park is frequently used by young families and plays an important role in building a sense of community. The park provides a meeting place for families to connect and a safe place for children to play outdoors. A skating rink at Gauvin Park would help extend these benefits year round.
A strong showing of support from residents is the best way to persuade the City of Winnipeg to reinstate the Gauvin Park skating rink. Please sign this petition ASAP to show your support for the Gauvin Park skating rink and also indicate if you (or someone whom you are responsible for) would expect to use it this upcoming season.