Mount Chinguacousy, city ice rinks close due to ‘unseasonably warm temperatures’ in Brampton

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Published March 4, 2024 at 4:15 pm

Brampton mount Chinguacousy ski hill
Brampton's Mount Chinguacousy ski hill is closed for the season. (Photo: City of Brampton)

Brampton’s Mount Chinguacousy was barely open a month before being closed for the season due to a lack of snow.

The City of Brampton abruptly shut down the Mount Chinguacousy tube hill along with all of Brampton’s city-run ice rinks on Monday, saying the shutdowns are due to “unseasonably warm temperatures” being experienced in the city and much of southern Ontario.

With the closures already in place, the city announced the end of Winter Wonderland programs and shuttered amenities on the same day.

“Due to unseasonably warm temperatures and with the upcoming arrival of spring, the City of Brampton’s outdoor skating rinks will close for the season,” the city said in a release, adding that “warmer temperatures are also impacting operations at Mount Chinguacousy.”

This winter has been especially mild, with meteorologists calling for Brampton and Mississauga to break a record-high temperature for March 4 of 13.3 C, set back in 1974.

The City of Brampton opened its annual Winter Wonderland recreation amenities back in November starting with the Gore Meadows Covered Outdoor Rink, making Brampton the first city in the GTA to have an outdoor rink ready for winter.

The Mount Chinguacousy tube hill opened in January, but the ski slope never opened for the 2024 season.

And while most of the city’s outdoor winter amenities are wrapped for another season, indoor rinks and learn-to-skate programs are still available for residents looking to hit the ice.

Mount Chinguacousy is around 20 metres high with one short run and a magic carpet conveyor, great for beginners who are just learning how to ski or snowboard.

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