Allendale Rink Update

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We are opening Friday, December 11.

Please remember, the rink is for Allendale and Queen Alexandra residents following public health restrictions.

Rink Hours: 9 am – 10 pm.

Use of the rink is at your own risk.

If you observe public health violations please phone 311 (City Bylaw) or 1-833-415-9179 (AHS-Environmental Public Health)..

And on behalf of our Ice making volunteers we’d like to remind everyone that you can play a huge role in a fun and successful skating season if you follow these guidelines:
  • If there is snow on the ice – shovel it off. That means up and over the boards please.
  • Pick up after yourselves and use the garbage cans.
  • Maintain a respectful environment for all users (watch your language).
  • Watch out for each other and have fun.
Here’s a pro tip: Colder ice (especially the type found outdoors) is much harder, and will dull your skates very quickly. If you’re doing a lot of skating on the outdoor rink, it’s probably a good idea to get a sharpening before the season starts and again half way through.

Thanks.

Allendale Rink Update

We are hopeful that if the weather and equipment co-operates, the ice surfaces will be open to the public by mid-December.

While the virus won’t stop us from making ice to skate on, details around the operation and access of facilities are still taking shape. With the help of volunteers from Allendale and Queen Alexandra Community Leagues we are well underway with the creation of a main rink for skating and ice sports, a secondary rink for free skating and a third ice sheet for milk-jug curling. We expect that the rinks will be open daily but anticipate that there will be no (or extremely limited) access to the community hall this season.

You may be able to help keep it open and safe for yourself and everyone else. Please consider volunteering. Thanks.

Responsible Pet Ownership in Allendale

This is a reminder that walking/running dogs on the fields, in the playgrounds, and within enclosed spaces including the rink and tennis courts near the league hall and Allendale Junior High is not permitted. This includes the new park/picnic area near the hall.
From the edmonton.ca website:
  • Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas, playgrounds or sports fields. Dogs may be walked on trails only if they are on leash. Dogs may be off leash on parkland and trails only if you are in a designated off-leash area.
  • Dog’s are not permitted on school board property
If you have any concerns, please contact the City https://permits.edmonton.ca/default.aspx?appArea=Complaints

Community League Day

 

Join the Allendale and Queen Alexandra Community Leagues as we host this event on September 19 .

Purchase a Community League membership either while you are there or you can purchase it online through www.efcl.org on September 19th* and bring us a receipt.

Stay for the live music, hot dogs, and gelato, then get to know your neighbours. We will also have EPS on hand to provide community and bike security information.

If you have any questions or concerns contact:
allendalecommunityleague@gmail.com
vp1@queenalexandra.ca

*Note: After the 19th, EFCL staff will be going through all Community League memberships sold online through them and will manually refund the $5.00 admin fee for each transaction

Take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, social distancing and monitoring for symptoms.

Allendale Community Hall Grounds Construction

Construction of Phase 2 of the Allendale Grounds Enhancement Project will begin in August.  Please note the following:
  • The construction fence is now up and demolition will occur shortly
  • This project will retain the west side basketball court, will add a naturalized park area of plants, trees, a pergola, and park benches. On the east side of the ‘ park area’ there will be a small multipurpose recreation area that can be used for street hockey, outdoor yoga, etc.
  • The construction of this project will take approximately 6 weeks.
  • Entrance to the tennis courts will be moved to the access gate off 105A street.
  • For the duration of construction there will be no access to the basketball courts.

Information concerning this update was highlighted in the last few issues of the Allendale Advisors. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at allendalecommunityleague@gmail.com

Big Bin Events

The Allendale Community League’s Big Bin Event is still postponed until further notice.

For residents who are looking to get rid of unwanted items, the City of Edmonton will be hosting 5 Big Bin Events in August & September 2020. Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect.

Dates/locations can be found on the City of Edmonton website HERE.

 

Submissions Wanted! COVID-19 Community Archive Project

The project team is seeking art from Queen Alexandra and Allendale residents reflecting on these unusual times for a community banner.

 ALL forms of creative expression are welcome, including paintings, photographs, poetry, stories…etc.

 Kids, seniors, youth, students…everyone in the community is encouraged to share!

Submission details here.

Submission form here.

 Any questions? Email loveinthetimeofcovid19art@gmail.com