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Thorold, Ontario

Access to ice time is something many Canadians struggle with during any given year, not to mention this one. That’s why winning a backyard rink through Operation: Puck Drop for Evan and her family means even more this year. With this synthetic ice build, along with a custom sledge for Evan, she is able to spend time on the ice with her kids, and give others in the community access to a safe space to play. Watch video

St-David-de-Falardeau, Quebec

Hockey and skating are time honoured traditions for many Canadians, with older generations sharing the ice with younger ones as they learn to skate, play, and work together. Thanks to Operation: Puck Drop, Christiane’s grandchildren may be able to get back out on the ice, and share some of those moments with their grandmother – an experience that seemed impossible in this challenging year. Watch video

Thunder Bay, Ontario

This year has forced many communities to put sports programs on hold. So, for April and her two daughters, winning Operation: Puck Drop means a safe place to hone their skills, build friendships, and continue to play the sport they love – hockey. These girls won’t miss a single beat on the ice this year thanks to their new backyard rink. Watch video

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Congratulations to our winners! Hundreds of canadians are bringing hockey back this winter.

What canadians are saying

Map of Bedford, NS

“I am a public health nurse which has been keeping me busy during this pandemic – to have an outlet and fun activity in the neighbourhood or backyard for my kids would be amazing!”

- Bedford, NS
Map of Inuvik, NT

“The children and adults alike play for the love of the game. There is not much competitive play here, but the sheer thrill of being able Read more

- Inuvik, NT
Map of 100 Mile House, BC

“Along with the effects of COVID-19 and everything else that had gone on in our town our hockey community is really struggling. Read more

- 100 Mile House, BC

Frequently asked questions

I’m inspired to build my own backyard rink. Where do I start?

Check out this page for a downloadable guide, products and tips from experts!

Who is eligible to win?

The contest is open to Residents of Canada who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry. See official rules for complete details.

When did the contest close?

The contest closed at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 23, 2020.

How do I win?

Eligible applications will be scored by judges based on weighted criteria up to a maximum of 100 points. The 3 highest scoring eligible applications will be awarded Gold Prizes. The next 200 highest scores will be awarded Silver Prizes. See official rules for complete details.

How many prizes are being given away?

3 Gold Prizes and 200 Silver Prizes will be distributed.

If I win, when will I be notified?

Winners will be notified on or about December 1, 2020.

If I win, how will I be notified?

Eligible winners will be contacted first by email and then by phone to begin the winner confirmation process. See official contest rules for complete details.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins on November 9, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on November 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Contest open to legal residents of Canada who are the legal age of majority or older in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Odds of being selected as a winner depends upon the number of eligible entries received. Conditions/restrictions apply. For full contest rules, click here.

It is the winner's responsibility to comply with all provincial health guidelines, protocols and regulations.