“There are a lot of companies that talk about safety, but EPCOR actually lives it. Our employees live it, I live it, my team lives it,” says Gwozdz. “Everything we do, safety is part of it.”
The safe rink grant program has grown in popularity annually since it was first introduced in 2018. That year, five community leagues applied for funding — a number that increased substantially to nearly 100 in 2021.
“The grant has allowed our league to provide an ice rink for our community, where residents now have a safe place to skate,” says Teresa Marshall, membership director with Big Lake Community League, one of the fund recipients. “Since we’ve had our ice rink, we thankfully haven’t seen anyone use the stormwater facility for unsafe skating.”