Snow Bank & Main Rink Schedule

Outdoor Rink Status Update (Feb 23 – 25, 2024):

Due to unseasonably mild weather, we have had to close the outdoor rink to skating for a few days, until the cold weather returns. The weather is expected to turn colder early next week (with some snow), so our volunteer crew will make our best attempts to repair the melted bare spots, so it should be in good shape in time for our Winter Festival on Sunday, March 3.

Outdoor Rink Status Update (January, 2024):

Only the main rink is open daily, and our volunteers are trying to keep the ice surfaces clear and flooded as needed. NOTE: The main rink may be closed without notice, depending on current temperatures and ice conditions.
Due to extended mild weather in 2023, the snow bank rink will not be available this season.,

The rinks are ready for skating. Please be safe with sticks and pucks. Please note that Saturdays and Stat Holidays 2:00 – 4:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 pm are SKATING ONLY time slots — no hockey sticks and pucks on the ice for those time periods. As an alternative, if there are blue padded dividers on the ice, the south end of the ice will be reserved for non-hockey skaters free from sticks, pucks and nets.

We are trying to maintain a smooth ice skating surface, which does require that our volunteers get onto the ice at a reasonable time to sweep and flood the ice for the next day. Please note that the ice cleaning/flooding will start, when necessary at 9:00 am on Sun, Mon, Wed, and 9:00 pm on Thu, Fri. (This is subject to weather conditions.)

We thank our ice rink committee and volunteers for their diligent work in keeping the rinks cleared and flooded. We eagerly welcome more volunteers for the whole 2023-24 season to help clear snow, flood the ice and monitor the warmup rooms. If you would like to help out this season please get in touch with us by sending an email to volunteer@theridgeonline.ca. We are able to keep the warmup room open and ice in good condition only if we have volunteers who will step forward and help out.

Skating Schedule 2023-24
Programming Monday to Friday Saturdays Sundays Stat Holidays
Snow Bank Rink – no pucks or sticks allowed
Operating Hours Snow Bank Rink not available for 2023-24
Main Rink
Operating Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Shared Use Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 pm 8:00 am – 2:00 pm;
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dedicated Skating Only, NO sticks and pucks* 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
Skate Warmup Room & Washrooms Open
(Volunteer Dependent)
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm