Go for a skate on Burlington’s artificial outdoor rink outside the Appleby Ice Centre


Published July 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm


Burlington residents can lace up those skates.

While City rinks will be opening soon, you can still go for a skate on the artificial skating surface outside at the Appleby Ice Centre parking lot, located on 1201 Appleby Line.

No pre-registration or COVID-19 screening is required at the first-come, first served outdoor rink which has no staff onsite monitoring it.

Residents are reminded to take your time when you first step on the artificial ice as the skating surface will feel different. The skating surface is made of synthetic polymer surface.

If others are waiting, maximum time on the rink is 30 minutes and residents must keep a three-metre distance from other households and ensure capacity does not surpass the number allowed by provincial health and safety guidelines.

If feeling ill, residents are asked to stay home.

There is no available washroom facility and while there are benches on site, they are limited. 

The area is not disinfected and residents are asked to follow all current COVID-19 protocols and regulations, which are outlined at https://www.burlington.ca/en/your-city/corona-virus.asp.

Skaters are asked to follow these rules:

  • Skate at your own risk. Helmets are required for youth six years old and under.
  • Skates must be worn on the surface at all times. No boots or shoes allowed.
  • Skate Aids are permitted by not provided.
  • Free for all members of the community.
  • Please be mindful of the neighbourhood and keep the noise level down.
  • Please take your garbage with you.
  • No pets, food or drink on the surface.
  • No hockey nets, sticks, pucks, balls or horseplay. Please keep it safe for all.
  • The City of Burlington is not responsible for any injuries, deaths, damages, or property loss.
  • In case of emergency, call 911.

The surface is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily when conditions are safe.

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