Revitalization Project at Cornelia Warren Four Season Rink Set to Begin in Early 2020.
Westbrook, ME – December 17, 2019: The City of Westbrook and its Community Services Department are excited to announce that a revitalization project at the Cornelia Warren Four Season Rink at 58 Lincoln Street is set to begin in early 2020.
Updates to the facility, last renovated in August 1994, will include a new concrete sub-surface, new multi-functional Sport Court playing surface featuring PowerGame+™ tiles, new dasher board system, and new safety netting. Parking, landscaping, and spectator viewing will also be addressed.
The Cornelia Warren Four Season Rink project would not be possible without the tireless work of John Morgan, representing Soccer Maine, Rosevelt Soccer, and Westbrook Soccer Club; support from the City’s Public Services, Economic Development, and Community Services Departments; and the donations and grants provided by the Cornelia Warren Community Association, Soccer Maine, US Soccer Foundation, and Community Development Block Grant.
Using a true grassroots approach from the on-set, the entire $250,000 needed for this project was raised through donations and grants, using no tax-payer dollars.
“This project has been a long time coming and is the result of lots of hard work and being able to capitalize on all available resources,” says Greg Post, Director of Community Services, “To be able to revitalize a facility, reinvigorate a neighborhood, and bring this project to life with so many new opportunities – and no tax-payer dollars – is beyond words.”
Once the facility revival is complete – anticipating summer 2020, the City hopes to activate several new program options for both youth and adults, including 3-on-3 basketball, dodgeball, flag football, futsal (small-sided soccer), lacrosse, Pickleball, street hockey, and ultimate frisbee. During the cold winter months, once the rink is flooded and frozen, it will host ice hockey and family skates, and potentially broomball, curling clinics, and figure skating lessons. The facility already has existing lighting, so this will surely enhance evening programs and activities, and provide opportunities for organized leagues and tournaments.
The Cornelia Warren Community Association was established in 1925 and charged with managing funds for the benefit of the citizens of Westbrook. Funds are to be used for a variety of purposes, including education, recreation, the promotion of social welfare, and supporting other corporations with a similar purpose.
Soccer Maine is the governing body for all youth soccer in the State of Maine and has over 4,000 active members in the Greater Westbrook area.
PowerGame™ is a premium, custom-engineered outdoor modular court system with a custom, lightly-textured surface that provides a superior balance between dry traction and low skin abrasion. PowerGame is made of the highest-quality materials and UV stabilizers, which help protect the surface for weather and elements. It features the patented Double-Tier shock absorbing grid and Lateral Forgiveness™, reducing joint strain and fatigue to help families play safely for long periods of time.