Rotary ice rink open for skating at Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park

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Published December 20, 2022 at 10:49 am

One of the favourite winter activities for Burlington residents is now open at Spencer Smith Park.

The Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond is now open for free, recreational ice skating.

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The rink is open daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except for Christmas Day, when it’s closed.

In addition, the skate-lending program is back and available weeknights from 5 to 10 p.m. and all day on weekends.

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, the following rules are in effect:

  • Skate during designated hours only
  • Wear skates (no boots or shoes)
  • Wheelchair and ice sledge users are welcome
  • Children six years and under must wear CSA-approved helmets. Helmets are strongly recommended for the safety of all children and adults.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be supervised
  • No food, drink, chairs, strollers or sporting equipment are allowed on the ice
  • Don’t drink and skate. Alcohol is not permitted. Zero Tolerance policy is in effect
  • Organized hockey, the use of sticks/pucks and figure skating manoeuvres are prohibited
  • All pets are prohibited from being on the ice surface.

Residents are encouraged to call the ice conditions hotline, 905-335-7738, ext. 8587, before leaving their house, to make sure that the pond is open.

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