Donate your skates to Brampton kids in need at Duggan Park ice rink

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Published January 17, 2023 at 2:25 pm

Skating lovers in Brampton can get give the gift of fun to kids in need this winter through the City’s community skate drive while getting out on the ice despite the warmer-than-usual weather at the temperature-controlled rink at Duggan Park.

The community ice rink at Duggan Park is now open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is equipped with a chiller to keep the ice in good condition even when temperatures are well above freezing.

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The rink is free to access and open daily for shinny hockey (between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and again from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and pleasure Skating (from 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Participants under 10 years of age must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian, and helmets are strongly recommended for all participants.

“This rink is a wonderful opportunity for residents of all ages to come together and enjoy the winter season,” said Brampton City and Regional Coun. Rowena Santos.

Santos said the City is also partnering with Brampton schools for a community skate drive to make skating accessible. Residents can drop off new or gently-used skates at Brampton Fire Station 207, located right by the rink, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily throughout the winter season.

The donated skates will be distributed to children in need in Brampton to give those in need a chance to get out on the ice.

“We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to skate, regardless fo their background or circumstances,” Santos said.

The Dugan Park ice rink is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information on the community skate drive or accessing community rinks in Brampton visit www.Brampton.ca.

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