Backyard Rink Contest 2019 —
Sponsored by People's United Bank



People's United Bank has offered financial services to individuals, families and businesses for over 175 years. Whatever your banking needs may be, People's United Bank has a range of financial services to suit you. (People's United Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.)

It's time to explore the finalist rinks and announce the winner of our 9th Annual Backyard Rink Contest!

Watch this special episode to see their amazing creations!



The winner has won a gift card to Stop & Shop, with People's United Bank locations inside over 150 Stop & Shop stores!
  • 1st Place Winner: $300 Gift Card
  • 2nd & 3rd Place Winners: $100 Gift Card




By submitting your photos, you agree to the terms and conditions below.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged the backyard rink contest entrant (the "Participant") hereby irrevocably authorizes Relationsmith Digital Messaging, LLC, on behalf of USA Hockey affiliates, leagues, organizations and GottaLoveCTHockey (collectively, "GottaLoveCTHockey") to copyright, publish, reproduce, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, display, otherwise use, and permit others to use the Participant's name and all photographs obtained from the Participant (collectively, the "Materials"), in any manner, form, or format whatsoever now or hereinafter created, including but not limited to on the Internet, on social media, on in-house video screens and scoreboards, and for any other lawful purpose, including, the advertising or promotion of GottaLoveCTHockey without further consent from or payment to the Participant. The Participant understands that GottaLoveCTHockey are under no obligation to use the Materials.

The Participant agrees that all of the Materials, and all films, audiotapes, videotapes, reproductions, media, plates, negatives, photocopies, and electronic and digital copies of the Materials, are the sole property of GottaLoveCTHockey and Participant further agrees not to contest the rights or authority granted to GottaLoveCTHockey hereunder. The Participant hereby waives any right to inspect or approve the recordings, and modes of the use thereof as described above, and hereby forever releases and indemnifies GottaLoveCTHockey, their advertisers and their employees, representatives, licensees, agents, successors and assigns from any claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs, or demands whatsoever arising from any claim for remuneration, or damage associated with the lawful exercise of the rights described above including any defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, copyright infringement, or any other personal or property rights from or related to any use of the Materials.

Contest winners will be chosen based on a website poll conducted on www.gottalovecthockey.org and input from GottaLoveCTHockey and People's United Bank staff. Finalists must demonstrate a verifiable connection to a CT Hockey Conference program and be able to host GottaLoveCTHockey staff to film part of the contest episode on site. If a video shoot cannot be scheduled in a timely fashion, that finalist may forfeit his or her spot in the competition, and GottaLoveCTHockey reserves the right to contact another entrant to take that finalist spot. Finalists and winners will be notified via email.