Kelowna’s waterfront ice rink to open next week

The Stuart Park outdoor ice rink is anticipated to begin its fifth season of free public skating on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

  • Nov. 25, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Stuart Park outdoor ice rink is anticipated to begin its fifth season of free public skating on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Skaters can expect to be on the ice by 10 a.m. on opening day, with the rink then open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily until late February, weather permitting.

“The ice making process is underway,” said Steve Fagan, Arenas and Stadiums Supervisor. “Crews have already been working from 4 p.m. until approximately midnight and will continue to do so over the next few days.”

Residents can view the ice making process through the still-image webcam on the City of Kelowna’s website. Interested skaters are also reminded to check the webcam before heading to the rink to check ice conditions or see if the rink is closed for maintenance. The webcam feed is updated every few minutes.

Skate rentals are available on site daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the skating season, except Christmas Day. The public is asked to abide by the rink regulations as posted on surrounding signs and encouraged to wear helmets.

The fire pit adjacent to the outdoor rink is currently undergoing final adjustments and will be operational once those are completed.

For those looking for a rink closer to their neighbourhood, the Capital News Centre, Memorial Arena and Rutland Arena all have public skating times.

For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, including public skating times at other ice rinks, or to check out the Stuart Park rink webcam, visit kelowna.ca/recreation.

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