The rink is ready and the people are coming. Minor Hockey Day will feature a 75th anniversary celebration, and there's teams coming from Kindersley, Unity, Wilkie, Luseland and the Battlefords. 

Kerrobert will put a team on the ice in every age group this year. From U7 right up to U18. That alone should give you an indication of the importance of this facility and growing numbers in the minor hockey program. Add in a couple of special guests, hockey fans, sprinkle in a few curlers and when you total it up: it's going to be a full house this weekend. 

In October the town's Recreation department announced that a long list of renovations had been completed. Including newly painted washrooms, new paint in the bleachers, and bleacher seats removed. Better lighting at an exterior door, with signage for safety in some areas. There's now online assistance for booking the ice, and here we are already halfway through December. 

You'll see some of this handy work on Saturday starting at 9am. We talked to Rec Director Bobbi Hebron about this event. "We're really excited to be celebrating 75 years of the arena."

"We're celebrating the building, but what it really comes down to is the people. So many people make memories here. They care for it, and actually they helped build it." The building came from another location. It was an airplane hangar before it was moved in sections. Hebron relays some more history, "It was built in 1947, and it was named in memory of those who fell in WW1 and WW2. It was only made possible through the hard work and dedication of many citizens, as well as many returning Vets."

kerrobert rinkKerrobert Memorial Arena is at 339 Pacific Ave.

Kerrobert has a living Veteran, and he or she will be honoured as part of the 75th celebrations. Hebron said that it's always a busy day, but this one has some extras. "We have a special guest. We have a guaranteed 50/50 of $1000. There will be a raffle table and a loonie stick. There's a Teddy and Toy toss where the Teddys and Toys will be tossed on to the ice after the first Tigers goal."

Saturday December 17th - Ice Schedule Minor Hockey Day

  • 9:00 U7 vs Luseland
  • 10:30 U9 vs Macklin
  • 12:30 U11 vs Kindersley
  • 3:00 U13 vs Wilkie
  • 5:30 U15 vs Battleford
  • 8:00 U18 vs Unity