The New Canaan Ice Rink has been a long time in the making and a labor of love for Board members Gene Goodman and Tom O’Dea, backed with the vision of landscape engineer Keith Simpson.
After a few paused attempts to build an ice rink in years past, Gene was able to build momentum with a core group of interested community members in order to get this project where it is today.
Members of the Ice Rink Committee and Board have been hard at work raising money and generating community support for the rink since 2020. Members Gene Goodman, Jake Granito and Scott Roe are working closely with Town Directors Tiger Mann and Steve Benko and their teams to bring Keith Simpson’s plans to life in an expedited time frame.
The rink will be placed inside Waveny Park at the Orchard Field Parking Lot for its inaugural season this Winter. It is a “pop-up rink, meaning that it is a temporary and seasonal structure,” says Goodman, “but it is actually a lot of work to install and execute and involves coordination by many parties before we can officially open.”