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Province extends community rink grant program

Saskatchewan government set to invest another $1.7 million into community rinks in the province. File / Global News

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is set to invest another $1.7 million in community rinks around the province.

The government announced on Friday it is extending its community rink affordability grant for another year.

Communities, schools, non-profit organizations and First Nations who register under the program are eligible to receive a $2,500 grant for each indoor ice service, which must be a skating or curling facility.

The money can either be used for operating costs or small capital expenditures.

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association will administer the program.

Privately owned facilities are not eligible for the grant.

During the first year of the grant program, which launched in September 2012, the government handed out nearly $1.7 million for 554 facilities in 387 communities.

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