Here’s Where You Can Toboggan and Skate in Burlington This Winter

Published December 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

The City of Burlington is prepared for another fun and exciting winter season.

The City of Burlington is prepared for another fun and exciting winter season.

The city although there may not be enough snow yet, according to a recent news release, is ready for winter fun with the launch of its Neighbourhood Rink program, the opening of the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond, and several designated tobogganing locations.

The Neighbourhood Rink program, a program that launched four years ago, encourages residents to come together in order to maintain outdoor community ice rinks at local parks this winter.

These rinks will be open to the public and are free to use. For more information about the Neighbourhood Rink program, visit

The Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond is another free place to skate this winter. The rink is scheduled to open today, Dec. 8, if the weather permits. The rink is located at the waterfront, downtown Burlington and brings in roughly 9,000 skaters each year. 

The rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Christmas Eve, the rink will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day.

For up-to-date information on ice conditions at the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond, call 905-335-7600, ext. 8587. 

To learn more about the pond visit,

Tobogganing is another winter activity that the City of Burlington is prepared for.

In Burlington, there are six designated areas that are safe for tobogganing. They are as follows.

  • LaSalle Park, east of the parking lot
  • Tyandaga Park, at hole number four on the west slope
  • Central Park, on the hill northwest of the community garden
  • Brant Hills Park, southwest of the tennis courts
  • Nelson Park, on the east side of the park, north of the Centennial bike path
  • Lowville Park, on the hill at the southwest end of the park.

For more information about tobogganing in Burlington, visit

Are you ready for winter fun in Burlington this year?

Photo is courtesy of the City of Burlington.

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