Local government | November 2, 2021
The City of Mississauga is looking for Natural Ice Rink program volunteers for the 2021-22 winter season. Every winter, as weather permits, select parks across Mississauga become home to natural ice rinks that provide residents an opportunity to enjoy outdoor skating in neighbourhood parks. Rinks are built, operated and maintained by dedicated resident volunteers who donate their time to provide a family-friendly recreation activity for their community.
The City will provide volunteers with a heated rink hut equipped with a water hydrant, hoses, a spray nozzle, shovels, ice scrapers, public signage and instruction on how to build and maintain a natural ice rink. Volunteers operate the rink with duties that include making ice by flooding the rink surface and shovelling snow off the ice surface every time it snows.
Natural ice rinks are generally open between January to March depending on the weather (temperatures need to be below -2 degrees Celsius for the water to freeze and create ice). Volunteers will need to be comfortable working outdoors in cold temperatures, likely in the late evening any day of the week, after-dark hours.
Anyone can apply to the Natural Ice Rink program. To be considered for the opportunity, please apply through the City’s Better Impact volunteer portal by Monday, November 15.
Volunteers will be required to show proof of full vaccination or exemption due to medical or creed reasons.