On November 19, 2012 The Ice Gala Dinner, which is put on by the Children’s Hospital Foundation was held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Gala Chair, Lisa Heimbecker of ELITE PERFORMANCE and Committee member Marnie Rice of THE RINK TRAINING CENTRE TEAM both put in a ton of time and effort to make this event a hit. In addition, THE RINK's Tina Jones blew everyone away with two “once in a lifetime trip donations”. There was over 90 silent auction prizes and 5 Live auction prizes. GDI, The Rink Training Centre, and Elite Performance proudly donated a “Train With a Pro” session which provides a team the opportunity to work with The RINK Professionals and Mike Keane. Also, the team donated a “Build your backyard winter Dream”, which offered a family the opportunity to have a Backyard rink built for them custom to their yard. ...Just recently the custom Backyard Rink was built! Yesterday evening the team of Brad Rice, Ryan Cyr, Dan Ferguson, Sean Pettinger, and Jon Cara all helped put up the one of a kind outdoor rink for the lucky recipient! Just over 5 hours were put into measuring the area, laying the foundation, and putting up the boards and lights. In addition many hours were put in prior to building the pieces and purchasing the material. As we bring up often at GDI, The Rink, and Elite - with the right TEAM, together everyone achieves more! Building the backyard rink and setting up a possible future hockey star in the child that will be stepping on the ice to use it was a success! [gallery link="file" columns="5"]