In December 2004, Hasek’s Heroes took over the operation of the Ice Rink located in Riverside Park, which is named after the infamous Reuben Bud Bakewell. Under the organization’s active, professional management, the rink has evolved into one of the region’s most well maintained and sought after ice facilities, becoming a source of community pride.
The rink features include:
- one regulation-size rink
- Public Wi-Fi
- Public Restrooms
- Public Water Fountain
- 4 self-contained locker rooms featuring showers and bathrooms as well as a small separate changing area for female players
- 2 referee changing rooms
- Television with cable for viewing sporting events
- Heated upstairs viewing area with seating
- Snack and Drink Vending Machines
Since taking over the facility, Hasek’s Heroes has invested several hundreds of thousands of dollars in the facility, ensuring the rink continues to operate at a superior level for the local skaters who use it.
Today, Riverside Rink is truly a community resource. It is home to the Hasek’s Heroes, SABAH, City Honors Cardinal O'Hara and is frequently utilized by several organizations such as Canisius High School, Power City Bruins, Buffalo Jr. Sabres and several other youth hockey organizations.