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Activities In The Snow: Ice Skating

Posted by Gabriela Mendoza on January 11, 2018
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We all know January has been a harsh month with -30 degree weather and cold warnings across Halton. But if you look on the bright side, because of this weather the town of Oakville can now have various outdoor skating rinks open for you and your whole family to enjoy.

The town maintains several of the outdoor neighbourhood skating rinks, but they are unsupervised, so make sure you’re being safe and taking precautions, like wearing CSA approved hockey helmets.

Don’t forget the hot cocoa and take advantage of the wonderful winter weather with your family and friends at these local outdoor skating rinks:

Open Outdoor Rinks – Good Condition

  • Clearview Park – Clearview
  • Glenashton Park – Iroquois Ridge
  • Langtry Park – Glen Abbey (west of Third Line)
  • Wallace Park – South Central Oakville – outdoor lighting until 11pm

Open Outdoor Rinks – Fair Condition

  • Nottinghill Park – Glen Abbey (east of Third Line)
  • Sixteen Hollow Park – West Oak Trails
  • Windrush Park – Glen Abbey (east of Third Line) – outdoor lighting until 11pm

The rinks are open from dawn until dusk except for the ones that have lights which stay open until 11pm. If you’d like your neighbourhood to establish a rink which is not currently listed, you just have to fill out this form neighbourhood ice rink request form (pdf), and it will be the residents’ responsibility to maintain the rink.

Do you want more of a family or personal feel to your outdoor skating rink? Our very own Rob Raham has built an outdoor skating rink in his own backyard. Make sure you contact Rob if you would like to take advantage of his skating rink.

 

And if you’re willing to travel a bit, you can enjoy a really unique outdoor skating experience! When you head over to Toronto you’ll be able to see people ice skating right underneath the Gardiner Expressway, it’s called the Bentway Skate Trail.

 

This brand new skating rink is 220m “lazy figure 8” that loops between four “rooms created by the big column, or bents, that hold up the Gardiner near Fort York. Don’t have your own skates? No problem! Skate rentals are available there, and they’re open Mon – Thur 11am – 9pm, Fri – Sat 11am – 11pm, and Sundays 11am – 9pm

To find out more outdoor ice skating rinks in the Toronto area click here.

 

Sources: Town of Oakville, CBC

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