Brandon’s Skating Oval Opens Today

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City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Services is pleased to advise the public that Brandon’s outdoor skating oval, located immediately west of the Parks Complex on 2020 McGregor Avenue, will open for the 2021-2022 winter season as of 4 p.m. today, Friday, December 17th, 2021.  

 

As there are still some fringe areas of the oval under development, all users are asked to respect the signage and barricades which remain in place in those outer areas at this time. Hours of operation at the oval will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through the course of the winter season, weather-permitting. 

 

The oval is developed each year by Parks & Recreation Services staff and provides warming shacks, portable washroom facilities, flood lighting, ambient music, and fire pits to cook on or warm up around. In addition, the Manitoba Hydro Waterfall of Lights is also lit until 11 p.m. each evening so the public can skate around the oval and take in the brilliant, festive displays. Due to provincial public health orders, limited space is available in the warming shacks. Please follow posted signage. 

 

The public should note that while use of the skating oval is FREE, it is unsupervised, with no sticks, pucks or pets allowed on the ice surface. The public is encouraged to park in designated areas on McGregor Avenue or Hilton Avenue, as NO public vehicles are allowed in the direct area of the Manitoba Hydro Waterfall of Lights display or the skating oval. The public is also asked to enjoy all lighting displays at a safe distance and not to walk in areas where power cords are present.  

 

For more information on the many other public winter activities overseen by the City of Brandon’s Parks & Recreation Services, including its various sledding/toboggan hills and outdoor trails, please call 204-729-2148 or visit brandon.ca/winter-recreation/toboggan-hills. 

(CITY OF BRANDON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT )