Ice, ice baby

The Campus Ice Centre won the 2013 Reader’s Choice “Diamond Award” as Best Ice Skating Facility in Durham Region because of services it offers to the community. The Ice Centre, opened in 2005, and is the home rink for the UOIT Ridgebacks’ hockey teams. “One of the things that sets us apart from other arenas is our customer service and the friendliness of our staff,” said Tim Watson, general manager of the Campus Ice Centre.They received the award from the voting of the public.  “We’re proud of it,” said Watson. “The fact that people were thoughtful enough to nominate us feels pretty good.” The arena hosts many different hockey leagues, figure skating competitions, and ringette leagues. “The community gets great use of it,” said Watson. The rink provides rentals for students who bring their identification. Since 2005, the only change that has been made to the facility is the installment of the new lights, offering a brighter experience for all players and fans. “I think that’s a huge change,” said Watson.