Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MARS Canada Helps Save Community Hockey Rinks In Canada #workrestplay

Did you know Canada..  we are a hockey family, my boys just have their second game of the season tomorrow at 7:30AM (!!!).  So we were so happy to learn about MARS Canada and the work they are doing in partnership with Hockey Canada.

I wasn't surprised to learn that a recent survey conducted by Leger Marketing and commissioned by the Mars brand revealed that while more than 90% of Canadians live near an ice rink, and value the positive impact a rink has on a community, most are surprisingly unaware of the current physical state of their facilities.  We are lucky to have a fairly new rink in our small town, but I have been in many rinks across the country that have been in various states of disrepair.  Now as a "hockey Mom" I really know how much it means to the community to have these facilities be a welcoming place for our kids.  Learn more about some of these rinks that need a facelift on the Mars Bar website, including one very close to me, the Western Fair Sports Centre in London Ontario.

Thankfully Mars Canada is ready to help out!  After the successful renovation of a rink in Grand Manan, N.B., Mars has further identified five local rinks within Canada that could use a bit of a facelift. Now, by purchasing a specially marked Mars and entering the PIN code contained inside the wrapper at www.marsbar.ca,  Canadians will activate a $5 contribution, up to a maximum of $100,000 in 2012, to be shared amongst the participating community rinks in need of renovations.  Isn't this awesome???  Love that a single bar equals a 5 dollar contribution, we will get to the $100,000 goal in no time!

We got an amazing package from Mars in the spirit of the campaign that was perfect for my family.  An awesome Hockey Canada jersey that went right into the hockey bag and out the door to weekly hockey games so I haven't seen it since..haha..



Along with this awesome Mars skate bag that hubby was thrilled with as he often takes the boys skating on Sunday afternoons and didn't have one, also enough Mars bars to share with friends and family - they have been making hubby a hero at work!



So know when you grab a Mars Bar and enter the PIN code you are doing something to help improve the home away from home for so many little skaters in our country.

We are so excited to share a fantastic giveaway with our readers to celebrate, enter below for your chance to win a $50 Mars prize pack with product and merchandise included!!!  Good luck Canada, and join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #workrestplay.

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22 comments:

  1. We've only used our local rink once. I took my son last year for his first time but he only lasted a few minutes! Too young still I guess. :)

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  2. I have not skated for years. I used to enjoy the public skating time though, not much of a hockey player.

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  3. Yes, I take the kids there for skating lessons during the winter.

    nomnombearinyvr at hotmail dot com

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  4. never taken my kids skating

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  5. yes we do use it, my sons more than me but once in awhile I will go too

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  6. Yes, we love to skate.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  7. Yes - hope to go more this year than last though :)

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  8. No I don't...

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  9. No I don't use our local rink. I don't skate.

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  10. I not only use our local rinks I also skate on the Rideau canal!

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  11. i take my kids and sit and watch. can't skate

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  12. yes, we use the local rink

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  13. no - but there is very small outdoors one nearby that i'm hoping to try out this winter

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  14. yes -- there's an outdoor one that my hubby just helped to rebuild!

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  15. Yes - my girls take skating lessons on Saturdays!

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  16. Yes we do, the kids play hockey so we use our local indoor and outdoor rinks. I love to go skating outside, just reminds me of when I was a kid.

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  17. I have not been skating for many years.

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  18. Not yet, but we're hoping to get my son into skating, so we plan on starting soon.

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