Outdoor Skating Rink Opens for 2024 Season

Outdoor Skating Rink Opens for 2024 Season

The Conception Bay South Community Park Outdoor Skating Rink opens to the public today, Thursday, January 11, at 3:00 p.m. This marks the commencement of an exciting winter season for residents and visitors alike.

The outdoor rink, located at 20 Bishops Road, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a brief closure period from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., dedicated to routine, daily ice maintenance. The Community Park features Newfoundland and Labrador’s first combination refrigerated outdoor rink plus splash pad. At over 11,000 square feet, it is one of the province’s largest inclusive play areas. The park has a washroom and change room facilities, walking trails, a performance stage, and lighting. 

Parking is available at 20 Bishops Road, and the overflow parking lot is located at 196-202 Conception Bay Highway.

The rules for the ice surface are as follows:

  • CSA-approved helmets should be worn while skating.
  • Maximum of 50 users on the ice at a time.
  • Skates must be worn on the ice at all times. 
  • No playing hockey and no hockey sticks allowed. 
  • No more than two people can join hands while skating; chain skating is prohibited. 
  • No eating or drinking on the ice surface.
  • Do not use phones or hand-held devices while skating. 
  • Strollers, sleds, chairs, dogs, and carry-children on the ice are not permitted.
  • Skating should be done in a forward, counter-clockwise direction; no backward or figure skating. 
  • Users should skate at an appropriate speed. 
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption is not permitted at this facility. 
  • Skaters should not loiter in areas that could block major flow. 
  • Adult supervision is recommended for children ten and under. 
  • Users are not permitted on the surface when ice maintenance is ongoing.
  • Use at your own risk. The Town of Conception Bay South is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury from this facility. 

To learn more about the community park, please click here

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