Funding for Nova Scotia Rinks

Today, during a ceremony held at the County Arena in Coxheath, CBU and the Canada Games Complex were included in a funding announcement from the Government of Nova Scotia that saw fourteen community rinks across the province receive investments. These investments will extend their lifespan and create more access to sport and recreation, especially for women and girls.

The province’s investment of $18.3 million includes $8.15 million to the Cape Breton University Canada Games Complex. This investment will help complete a full retrofit of the Canada Games Complex that consists of an NHL-sized ice surface, accessible ice access for sledge hockey, a new energy-efficient ice plant, and an electric Zamboni. As well, the Canada Games Complex will become the home of women’s hockey, a first of its kind in Canada.

This investment from the Government of Nova Scotia goes far beyond the bricks and mortar of a rink. This type of investment builds leaders, builds communities and builds life-long memories.

While academic excellence is at our core, a vibrant and supportive campus life which provides opportunities for sport, recreation, and healthy living for students’ physical and mental health, is vital.

Please join me in celebrating this exciting day and thanking the Government of Nova Scotia, Premier Tim Houston, Minister Brian Comer and Minister Pat Dunn for once again investing in Cape Breton University.

Yours very truly,

David C. Dingwall

President & Vice-Chancellor