Outdoor Boarded Skating Rinks Open Tomorrow


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The City’s boarded outdoor skating rinks will open for the season tomorrow. Residents are encouraged to grab their skates and visit one of the fantastic outdoor rinks that the City has to offer.

Some of the skating ponds still require flooding and maintenance prior to opening.


The City operates and maintains 38 outdoor skating rinks. Supervised locations have standard operating hours of 2 pm – 10 pm, Monday – Friday, and 1 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Each rink has different days of operations. Residents are encouraged to check the website www.thunderbay.ca/rinks to confirm which days each rink is open. All supervised locations include warming huts and change rooms.

The following sites will be open/supervised from 1 pm – 9 pm on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day:

  • Carrick Park
  • North End Community Centre
  • West Thunder Community Centre
  • James Street Playfield

All remaining supervised sites will be closed/unsupervised the following days. Skating is still permitted when closed at the user’s discretion.

Residents are reminded that throughout the season, ice conditions change with the weather which can result in short notice closures.


To learn more about the City’s outdoor rinks and for a full listing of locations, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/rinks

Source: City of Thunder Bay


One Reply to “Outdoor Boarded Skating Rinks Open Tomorrow”

  1. If I bring my kids to skate hut the ice is all taken by older guys playing hockey what do we do? Can kids always skate?

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