On Thursday, January 20, the provincial government announced outlined steps to gradually ease public health measures as of Monday, January 31, where facilities, programs and services will resume with capacity restrictions (COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts).

Winter in the city

Recreational activity is important to both physical and mental health.  That’s why the City of Mississauga continues to offer a variety of safe outdoor activities:

  • Masks and face coverings are strongly encouraged when taking part in outdoor activities or when physical distancing is difficult to maintain
  • If you or someone in your household have COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home
  • If it is crowded, please choose to come back at another time or choose a different activity/location
  • Bring hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, especially after contact with commonly touched surfaces and before/after eating
  • Stay warm and dress for the conditions

Enjoy the crisp winter air and our free fun skate drop-in program.

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive

The City’s largest outdoor ice rink at Celebration Square is open daily until March 20, 2022, and is free for public use (weather permitting).

The rink is open:
Sundays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Skate rentals and sharpening services as well as a mix of sweet and savoury food trucks are available on evenings and weekends.

Find out more about winter at Celebration Square.

Guests planning to walk through the Square are encouraged to keep within their household groups, and maintain a safe physical distance of two meters at all times.

During heavy snow or warmer temperatures, the rink may need to temporarily close. To confirm the rink is open, call 905-615-3200 ext. R-I-N-K (7465). To see how busy the ice rink is, view the live webcam.

Woodhurst Heights Park
3499 Ash Row Crescent

The rink is free for public use and open daily, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. For free daily fun skates, hockey stick & puck times, check our outdoor rink skating schedule.

Please review and follow the rules for fun skates and hockey stick & puck programs at Woodhurst outdoor rink.
Fun skate rules
Hockey stick and puck rules

Prior to visiting the rinks, please note the following:

  • Outdoor ice rinks may need to close temporarily during periods of heavy snow or warmer temperatures
  • Change rooms are not available
  • Please do not attend if you feel sick or have travelled within the last 14 days
  • All skaters are to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters from other groups; masks or face coverings are strongly encouraged when unable to maintain a 2 meter distance
  • Skating is only permitted in one direction
  • Benches and chairs are set up for skaters to change into their skates
  • Signage is present throughout the facility to educate and improve awareness of our safety requirements and prevent the spread of COVID-19

 

There’s no better way to enjoy some old-fashioned, winter fun than sliding down one of Mississauga’s toboggan hills! There are six public toboggan hills you can enjoy this season (weather dependent):

Enjoy skating outdoors on natural ice rinks in neighbourhood parks this winter. The natural ice rinks are in the process of being built and are weather dependent, so please be sure to look for the “ice is ready” sign to know when it’s safe to skate.

Find a rink near you.

Resident volunteers donate their time to maintain these rinks and help us provide these amenities where conditions allow.

The majority of the City’s trails receive regular winter maintenance and can be safely used and explored by outdoor enthusiasts. However, trails that do not receive winter maintenance are still used in the snowy months by residents who enjoy activities including snowshoeing and deep-snow hiking.

This year, the City will be adding additional woodchips to the woodlot trails to help with traction. The trails will also be marked for winter use.

For information about some of Mississauga’s popular multi-use trails, visit walkandrollpeel.ca.

Downtown Public Art Walking Tour
Enjoy an artful self-guided tour through downtown Mississauga to explore 20+ inspiring works of public art and more by emerging and renowned artists from across the globe. A guide to all the locations can be found using the Polar Express Art Map.

Erindale Park – “We are all here”
We are all here is an outdoor public art installation in Erindale Park, featuring flags of watercolor paintings of various animals found in Credit River Watershed.

Learn about the “We are all here” art installation.

Even your favourite furry friend needs some time for fresh-air fun! Mississauga’s eight leash-free zones are the perfect place for them to enjoy some time to run and play.

Watch live, for free.

Cheer on the Mississauga Steelheads virtually while watching the games live online at CHL.ca.

Make noise at home while tuning into the Raptors 905 game feeds live online at NBAGLeague.com.

Park washrooms designed for year-round use will remain open this season with enhanced cleaning practices. Year-round washrooms can be found at the below locations:

  • Courtneypark Athletic Fields
  • Community Common Park
  • Martin L. Dobkin Community Park
  • Erindale Park
  • Father Angelos Saad Community Park (formerly known as Fallingbrook Park)
  • Garnetwood Park
  • Lakeside Park
  • Jack Darling Memorial Park (adjacent to the leash-free area)
  • Marina Park (inside the lighthouse)
  • Mississauga Celebration Square
  • Riverwood (inside the Visual Arts Mississauga building)
  • K. McMillan Park

In addition to the year-round washrooms mentioned above, portable washrooms will also be placed in high-demand locations and key trail areas. The washrooms will be winterized and accessible and will be located in areas that receive winter maintenance. Portable washroom locations can be found at the below locations:

  • Applewood Trail
  • Nine Creeks Trail (Lorne Park Library parking lot and Westfield Dr. trail entrance)
  • Birchwood Park
  • Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
  • Jack Darling Memorial Park (east side of park near Lake Ontario)
  • C. Saddington Park
  • Lake Aquitaine (west side of park near Montevideo Road)
  • Meadowvale Conservation Area
  • Port Credit Secondary School tennis courts