Officers Join Community On Ice

By Staff Sergeant Peter Troup,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 1:06 p.m. January 7, 2015

On Saturday, January 3, officers from the 51 Division Community Response Unit (CRU), along with, Carlton the Bear, retired Toronto Maple Leaf players Wendel Clark, Mark Osbourne and Gary Leeman helped to dedicate the refurbished Regent Park outdoor rink.

A man in a wheelchair with two men and one woman in TPS uniform around him on a skating rink
Community Response officers with a member of the community enjoying the day
  • A man in a wheelchair with two men and one woman in TPS uniform around him on a skating rink
  • A group of men and women in TPS uniform with a Maple Leaf mascot and others on an outdoor ice rink
  • A man and a bear mascot stand with men in TPS uniform on an outdoor ice rink

The rink included  newly improved change rooms, washrooms, benches, and rubber matting. 51 Division CRU officers assisted with a learn-to-skate session, which involved approximately 40 kids who were outfitted with donated skates. 

The Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Foundation contributed $2 million to develop the Regent Park Athletic Grounds, which include the hockey rink, a soccer pitch, and cricket pitch as well as a basketball court. Construction of the athletic grounds is a capital project of the MLSE Foundation, developed in cooperation with Toronto Community Housing, the Hockey Canada Foundation and The Daniels Corporation. The completion of the Athletic grounds is expected to be in the fall of 2015.

TPS crest watermark