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Stay Safe When You Skate: Outdoor Skating in Mississauga

COVID-19 | December 16, 2020

As the weather gets colder, exercise and mental health remain a priority.  Mississauga has many opportunities to skate outdoors on both outdoor and natural ice rinks for you to enjoy while ensuring that current COVID-19 public health measures are followed.

When outdoors, it is crucial that residents observe outdoor etiquette to help keep everyone safe. This includes only having close contact with people in your household or essential supports, staying a safe distance of two metres (six feet) from others, wearing a face covering and staying home if you are ill and getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Natural Ice Rinks

Skating can take place at one of 35 outdoor rinks in Mississauga, including those highlighted below. Natural rinks are free to the public and maintained by resident volunteers. All natural rinks will be open by December 15, 2020, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, weather permitting. If a rink is busy, please return at a time when you can maintain physical distancing.

Celebration Square Rink

Skate on the Square! The Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) ice rink is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., weather permitting.

MCS has launched a reservation system to easily book your skate time at the Celebration Square rink. Effective Friday, December 18, skaters must reserve a timeslot on ActiveMississauga.ca in order to skate on the rink. Make a free account today to hold your spot! Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance. Registered participants must check-in at the gate 15 minutes prior to their start time.

The rink will be monitored and can accommodate a maximum of 60 skaters on the rink at one time; each skating session is 45 minutes. Public washrooms at Celebration Square will be open to the public and skate rentals are available. All rental equipment is sanitized after each use. Those renting equipment will be required to sign a waiver that includes information for contact tracing.

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre Outdoor Rink

Located at Chic Murray Arena, this free, outdoor rink is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in skating activities are being planned and reservations are required. You can reserve your time up to seven days in advance online at activemississauga.ca. Registered participants must check-in at the gate 15 minutes prior to their start time. Change rooms and skate rental will not be available at this location.  Public washrooms are available.

Woodhurst Outdoor Rink

Enjoy outdoor skating in the crisp winter air at Woodhurst Heights Park Outdoor Rink. This rink opens mid-December, weather permitting and will operate Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in skating activities are being planned and reservations are required. You can reserve your time up to seven days in advance online at activemississauga.ca. Registered participants must check-in at the gate 15 minutes prior to their start time. Change rooms and skate rental will not be available at this location.

Please note the following health and safety measures prior to visiting an outdoor skating rink:

  • Please do not attend if you feel sick, are awaiting test results or have travelled within the last 14 days
  • Only have close contact with people in your household
  • All skaters are required to maintain physical distancing of two metres (six feet) from others
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when it’s difficult to maintain physical distance and where masks are mandatory
  • Skating is only permitted in one direction
  • Benches, chairs and picnic tables are set up two metres (six feet) apart for skaters to change into their skates; occupancy of each table is limited to individual household groups
  • If the rink is busy, please return at a time when physical distancing can be maintained
  • Outdoor fun skate programs are offered at no cost (free admission)
  • Please register for one program a day to allow maximum participation of community members
  • If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your reservation to give other people a chance to participate