Allendale Rink Update

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We are opening Friday, December 11.

Please remember, the rink is for Allendale and Queen Alexandra residents following public health restrictions.

Rink Hours: 9 am – 10 pm.

Use of the rink is at your own risk.

If you observe public health violations please phone 311 (City Bylaw) or 1-833-415-9179 (AHS-Environmental Public Health)..

And on behalf of our Ice making volunteers we’d like to remind everyone that you can play a huge role in a fun and successful skating season if you follow these guidelines:
  • If there is snow on the ice – shovel it off. That means up and over the boards please.
  • Pick up after yourselves and use the garbage cans.
  • Maintain a respectful environment for all users (watch your language).
  • Watch out for each other and have fun.
Here’s a pro tip: Colder ice (especially the type found outdoors) is much harder, and will dull your skates very quickly. If you’re doing a lot of skating on the outdoor rink, it’s probably a good idea to get a sharpening before the season starts and again half way through.

Thanks.

Allendale Rink Update

We are hopeful that if the weather and equipment co-operates, the ice surfaces will be open to the public by mid-December.

While the virus won’t stop us from making ice to skate on, details around the operation and access of facilities are still taking shape. With the help of volunteers from Allendale and Queen Alexandra Community Leagues we are well underway with the creation of a main rink for skating and ice sports, a secondary rink for free skating and a third ice sheet for milk-jug curling. We expect that the rinks will be open daily but anticipate that there will be no (or extremely limited) access to the community hall this season.

You may be able to help keep it open and safe for yourself and everyone else. Please consider volunteering. Thanks.