$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

The Rink
An artist’s rendering of The Rink, a future hockey-training centre in Winnipeg, set to open in spring 2019. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new private hockey training facility in the city will be home to future professional athletes to help them develop their on-ice careers.

The Rink, which began training hockey players in 2009, is expanding to construct a $20 million facility, complete with a 95,000-square-foot complex with an NHL sized rink.

“We are excited to turn our vision into reality,” said Brad Rice, managing partner of The Rink.

“Our customers have shown us there is a real need for continual development programs, and we are putting all our knowledge and experience into this new facility, based here in Manitoba.”

The state-of-the-art facility will also house a 7,000-square-foot gym with a three-lane, 200-meter indoor running track, specialized training rink and goalie-specific rink.

The Rink will also be the future hub for The Rink Player Development, GDI Goaltender Development, Testify Performance and the Rink Hockey Academy (RHA) of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL).

The Rink Training Centre, founded by Brad Rice, Tyler Rice, Tina Jones and former Manitoba Moose player Mike Keane in 2009, is a specialzied science-based hockey training centre in Manitoba offering training programs and education partnerships.

The privately funded facility is being constructed by Manitoba firms Ernst Hansch Construction Group and BLDG Architecture Office Inc. Shovels hit the ground in November 2017, with construction expected for completion in spring 2019.

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