Category: Directory Additions

Ontario Arena Directory Completed!

We completed the Ontario arena directory today. Over 900 arenas and park rinks were added to the RinkAtlas database.

We completed our arena directory for Ontario today!

RinkAtlas.com now covers over 900 arenas and park rinks in Ontario, from Kenora in the west to Hawkesbury in the east. We also have over 1,000 arenas and park rinks listed in Quebec & the Maritimes.

Next we’re building a complete directory of arenas in Manitoba.

RinkAtlas Directory Complete for New Brunswick

We completed the arena directory for New Brunswick today.  There are 95 arenas in New Brunswick and 2 closed arenas that some websites still show as if they are open.

RinkAtlas now has all of the indoor arenas in the Maritimes in its database.  This includes every arena in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

We’re now moving on to work on the directory for the Québec.

RinkAtlas Adds Three Community Rinks in Philadelphia to Our Database

Once in a while, RinkAtlas discovers new rinks that never made it into our database of U.S. ice facilities. Today we discovered three rinks nearby in Philadelphia that don’t appear in most rink directories:

We found these rinks because of an announcement by The Philadelphia Flyers and The City of Philadelphia that The Ed Snider Hockey Foundation will take over hockey programs at these rinks originally slated for closure due to anticipated city budget cuts.

The Ed Snider Hockey Foundation is one of the things that makes The City of Philadelphia a great city. It helps underserved youth in this area learn how to play hockey while instilling life-enhancing values such as teamwork, positive self-esteem, the importance of hard work, and respect for themselves and their teammates.

We’re glad that The ESHF and The City of Philadelphia made this deal. It’s a win-win situation. We’re also glad to put three more Philadelphia area rinks on the map.

RinkAtlas Adds Rinks from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League

After a long layoff from database additions, I’m pleased to announce that the RinkAtlas database now includes all of the arenas in The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL). This is the Manitoba-based member league of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

We can now move on to the leagues in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia to complete our Canadian Junior Hockey rink database.

RinkAtlas Adds the Rinks from the Ontario Provincial, Northern Ontario, and Superior International Junior Hockey Leagues

I’m pleased to announce that the RinkAtlas database now includes all of the arenas in The Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL or OHA), Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, and Superior International Junior Hockey League. These are the Ontario-based member leagues of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

We previously added The Maritime Junior A Hockey League and Ligne de Hockey Junior AAA du Quebec to our database at this level of Juniors. See RinkAtlas Adds the Rinks from MJAHL, LHJAAAQ, and QMJHL for more information.

We can now move on to the leagues in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia to complete our Canadian Junior Hockey rink database.

RinkAtlas Adds the Rinks from the OHL

I’m pleased to announce that the RinkAtlas database now includes all of the arenas in The Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The OHL is one of three Major Junior “A” hockey leagues in Canada that are collectively called Canadian Hockey League (CHL). There are 20 teams in the OHL, including 17 that are located in Ontario, two that are located in Michigan and one that is located in Erie, PA.

We previously the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to our database. See RinkAtlas Adds the Rinks from MJAHL, LHJAAAQ, and QMJHL for more information.

We can now move on to the Western Hockey League to complete our Major Junior “A” rink database.

RinkAtlas Adds the Rinks from MJAHL, LHJAAAQ, and QMJHL

I’m pleased to announce that the RinkAtlas database now includes all of the rinks used by the Maritime Junior ‘A’ Hockey League, the Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA du Quebec, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. These are the eastern-most junior hockey leagues in Canada.

An example of the recent additions is the Centre recreatif Joe Juneau that is home to the St. Lawrence Lions of the Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA du Quebec. The Centre recreatif Joe Juneau is in Pont-Rouge, Quebec (which is former RPI and Montreal Canadians’ star Joe Juneau’s hometown).

We are now moving on to building the database of rinks used by Junior teams and leagues in Ontario. We hope to be able to announce the completion of those additions to our database soon.

RinkAtlas Database of U.S. Rinks Completed

We hit a major milestone with RinkAtlas today. With the entry of Fort Wainwright Ice Arena on the military base of the same name outside of Anchorage, Alaska, we completed the RinkAtlas database of U.S. indoor ice rinks. We can now move on to review the database to make sure that we didn’t miss any rinks that should be there.

We’re now going to start marketing RinkAtlas a lot more intensely. I feel like this is a real product now that we have a nationwide database.