Saturday, December 15th the Kingman Recreation Association grandly and officially celebrated Kingman's newest achievement, the Kingman Rink of Dreams. Starting three years ago from a humble idea to get kids in the community back on the ice to now a community supported multi season facility. The facility features an NHL regulation rink and beautiful building with change rooms, washrooms, garage and kitchen. It is also home to our post office. The event celebrated the many sponsors and volunteers that supported building the rink. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and cake were served to all the guests in attendance. A presentation by junior figure skaters and an Augustana Choir festive quintet were enjoyed. The kids and adults alike got on the ice for a fun game of shinny, balloons taped to their helmets. Once the balloon shinny was finished, folks got on the ice for a social skate. A fabulous day for all. Thank you to our committee organizers of the event and to all of our many volunteers and sponsors. A wonderful gift for Christmas, see you on the ice!
What a day! The lutefisk supper was a smashing success. We served 85 folks at the noon seating and 352 at the evening meal. That's a total of 436 lutefisk lovin' folks! Thanks for supporting our community hall! A HUGE thank you goes to all of our 100 wonderful volunteers! Thank you for making pies, for making meatballs, for picking up lutefisk, for cutting lutefisk, for cooking lutefisk, for serving lutefisk, for clearing and cleaning up lutefisk and finally thank you for keeping our extended community's longstanding love affair with lutefisk going! Lutefisk volunteers we thank you!
Starting Tuesday, November 20th, learn to square dance at the Kingman Hall. Bring a friend and dance the evening away. Cost is 5$ a person and the dance starts at 7:00pm. No dance experience necessary. These beginner square dance lessons occur on November, 20, 27 and December 4th at 7pm. See you at the hall!
It's LUTEFISK SEASON!
The longstanding tradition of a winter lutefisk meal continues! Join the Kingman Community for Lutefisk Supper on Friday, December 7 2018. This meal includes all the trimmings: LUTEFISK, meatballs, salads, buns, potatoes, LEFSE and pie for dessert! An excellent meal and a funky Norwegian tradition. Connect with old friends and bring your new friends to this truly unique meal!
Friday, December 7, 2018
noon seating (by reservation only, generally for seniors and
those with limited mobility)
Call Colleen to reserve a seat at 780 672 3712.
4:30pm to 7:30pm (drop in, no reservation needed but
if you want to give us a heads up, fill out
the quick form below so we can get excited
about seeing you).
Cost: $30 for the meal
$15 if you are 12 and under.
Proceeds from the Lutefisk Supper go towards keeping our Community Hall and Rink of Dreams going for another year. Thank you for your continued support and see you at the table!
Bring your volunteer spirit and skills to the Rink of Dreams Work Bee on October 1st. The Kingman Recreation Association will be working on the rink and would love extra hands! The work to be done is putting in a fence in front of the rink building/post office and installing rink board advertisements. The work will start at 9:30am! Please call Joel at 780-878-5044 to let him know you'll be there.
This years Waffles and Kids Market was well attended! We had over 30 vendors selling a variety of beautiful homemade and tasty items. The vendors ranged in age from 5 to 17 and have been working hard over the last couple of months to provide unique items. New to the market this year were musicians sharing their violin talents as young buskers. The KRA breakfast team put together a delicious spread of sausages, waffles and toppings! Our crowd of youth supporting community members was so large our sausage supply couldn't keep up! No worries though as there were plenty of waffles and toppings for hungry shoppers. Thank you to all our vendors and our dedicated kitchen volunteers. Thank you especially to our Kids Market coordinator Faye! Faye leads the kids in learning how to display items and interact positively with potential customers, she also organizes the whole market! Her passion for youth entrepreneurship sure is spreading as the our hall was bursting at the seams. Thanks Faye and we hope to see our young entrepreneurs next year!
The KRA will host their annual general meeting on Tuesday, March 13th at 7pm at the Kingman Community Hall. All members of the KRA and non members are welcome to attend, which is to say, the Kingman community is welcome to attend and get involved in the hall and rink. There are many opportunities big and small. To be a voting member purchase a membership at the meeting ($2). The coffee will be on! See you soon!
The KRA is building a strong team of volunteers. We have a fabulous team, that has been busy clearing snow and grooming the ice at the rink. The KRA would love to have a few more people to help out this great team. Thank you to Dave Francis for providing countless hours putting in the ice and to Robert Lyslo, Ovel Bjorgum, and Chuck McKinney creating a great surface for skaters. It's a lot of work to keep the ice looking great for the community, so if you would like to be involved in the rink, we hope you consider joining the volunteer team. We'd like to have a few different crews (many hands make light work). Specifically on each crew we are looking for someone to drive (their skidsteer), two folks with strong backs to shovel, and someone with any machine with a blade to push piles of snow for the skidsteer. To help out please email Trent (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let Trent know what machinery you would be able to provide.
NOTICE: No Public Skating on Thursday, Jan 18th from 4pm-10pm. There is a private rental during this time. For up to date information on when the rink is unavailable for public skating please check our calendar. If the rink does not have a booking it is available for public skating. Hope you enjoy the ice!
The Kingman Rink of Dreams project is bringing a little something extra to Kingman and surrounding communities. It's not just the new rink (which is amazing), the building (fabulous) or the ice (smooth), it's a partnership with Sports Central Edmonton. Sports Central Edmonton provides sports equipment at no cost to kids in need, ensuring that no youth miss out on sports due to lack of gear. Through this partnership, Sports Central has donated helmets, skates and shinny gear to the Kingman Recreation Association. In turn, the KRA provides an equipment loan program to those who would benefit in accessing the equipment. Equipment can be loaned out for a full season or year and traded back in for a larger size if needed. If you are interested in borrowing equipment please contact us.
Many folks in our community remember skate parties from when they were young as a fun time with friends skating and playing hockey, enjoying music and some tasty treats. The KRA will continue the tradition this winter at the newly built Kingman Rink of Dreams. We encourage community members to sign up to host a Friday night Skate Party, the sign up sheet is found in the lace up room at the rink, or you can send us a message online. Skate party hosts provide hot dogs, hot chocolate and an optional fun treat for about 20/30 folks. The cost of which is covered through sales of these items at a nominal price. Skating is free for the evening and there is music to get your groove on with. Skate parties run from 7pm to 9pm every Friday, if we have a host. If there is no host, the rink will still be open for skating fun, however there is not a concession or music. Currently, we are looking for Skate party hosts for Fridays in February and March of 2018. Thank you to all of the families who have signed up to host in December and January. As an aside, the rink can be rented out for private parties and for hockey/ringette games. Please visit the rentals tab for more information. See you on the ice!
On December 2nd, the Kingman Community along with friends from all over Alberta gathered for the annual Lutefisk Supper. As Kingman is indeed the Lutefisk Capital of Alberta, the Kingman Recreation Association is proud to organize and rally our community together for this truly volunteer effort. The supper saw over 400 dinner guests for both a noon and evening meal. Lefse, meatballs, mashed potatoes, salads, flat bread and of course lutefisk, were served. These delights were topped with delicious homemade pies and desserts. The proceeds from this meal go toward keeping our community hall operation for the year. Thank you to all our community volunteers who donated time, their skills and their baked goods to make this dinner a success. A special thank you to Susan and her family for organizing the dinner and the volunteers.
After dinner, folks joined the KRA at the newly finished Rink of Dreams for the first of many community skate nights. The beautifully smooth outdoor ice was enjoyed by children and adults alike. Thank you to our Skate Party hosts!
Time to lace up your skates, our ice surface is ready for action! Dave and our other amazing volunteers have been busy flooding the rink and getting it ready for a winter of excitement. The rink will be open for the first skating party at 7:00pm on December 1st. So come by after filling your belly with Lutefisk. More skate party times and a grand opening of the Kingman Rink of Dreams are in the works, so stay tuned. Group booking inquiries for ice time can be made through the contact us section under the 'More' tab. See you on the ice!
It's time for the annual lutefisk supper in the Lutefisk Capital of Alberta (Kingman, Alberta)!
Join us December 1st 2017 at the Kingman Community Hall for a meal of lutefisk and all the trimmings!
noon-by reservation only (generally for seniors and folks with limited mobility) call 780-672-5355
4:30pm to 7:30pm-drop in between 4:30pm and 7:30pm to enjoy the meal. No reservation needed.
Under 12 years old: $15.00
Hope to see you there!
Exciting things are happening at the Kingman Community Hall.
We invite you to join us and help us to continue to build and grow the Kingman Community!