New 220-metre ice skating path will open at one of Mississauga’s most popular parks
Published August 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm
Visitors to one of Mississauga’s most popular parks will soon be able to lace up their ice skates for a trip or two around the outdoor space.
Plans for a new, 220-metre-long artificial ice skating path at Port Credit Memorial Park were unveiled on Thursday (Aug. 11) by City of Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko and City staff.
Members of the public who attended the announcement were told that the new path, located to the immediate east of the Credit River, will open for the 2023 season.
A glycol cooling system will be used in constructing the path, officials say. That system is becoming more common these days as it provides a number of benefits, including that it helps prevent pipes from freezing in cold weather.
The path will also be used as a walking path during summer, Dasko told the community via Twitter.
Longtime area resident and volunteer Dorothy Tomiuk, a former Mississauga Citizen of the Year and head of the Mississauga Residents’ Association Network, said via Twitter that the new ice skate path is the realization of a “longtime community dream.”
“Bring on the hot chocolate,” she tweeted.
Port Credit Memorial Park is located along the Credit River just as it empties into Lake Ontario. It’s a popular location for many festivals and events and also features picnic areas, a skateboarding park, accessible playground and basketball nets.
Port Credit Library and the Port Credit Memorial Arena are located right by the park.
Very pleased & excited to announce an Artificial Ice Skatepath for Memorial Park in Port Credit (glycol cooled sysyem) for the 2023 Season. Also be used as a walking path in the Summer months. #Ward1 #mississauga #portcredit #skating#ourcommunityisourhome pic.twitter.com/yGsg8I2erH
— Stephen Dasko Councillor Ward 1 Mississauga (@DaskoWard1) August 11, 2022
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