The Stuart Park outdoor ice rink is open for its fifth season of free public skating. The outdoor rink is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., weather and maintenance permitting.
The fire pit adjacent to the outdoor rink will be operational Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m., and on weekends, statutory holidays and during the December holiday break from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Scheduled ice rink maintenance closures will take place daily from 4:30 a.m. – 6 a.m., 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and
8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Weekly ice maintenance takes place on Mondays from 5 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Times are subject to change.
Skaters are reminded to check the still-image webcam before heading to the rink to check ice conditions or see if the rink is closed for maintenance. Sometimes the rink may close due to warmer daytime temperatures and re-open in the evening when its cooler.
Check the rink conditions before you go:
The camera image will update frequently allowing residents to view rink conditions before heading downtown.
- If the rink is closed for the day a yellow sign will be placed in the middle the rink (toward the right hand side of the camera image).
- If the rink is closed for maintenance signs are placed at the corners of the rink (top left corner of the rink).
- If the rink is open skaters will be on the ice and there will be no signs present. Even if you don't see skaters, grab the skates, the ice is ready.
The ice rink is expected to remain in place until late February, weather permitting.
For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
Skaters can also enjoy Public Skating at Rutland Arena, Capital News Centre and Memorial Area.
Skate rentals are available at Stuart Park daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., except Christmas Day. This on-site service makes it more convenient for people who want to skate at the outdoor rink, but need to rent skates.
For skate rental information, contact Bladez Skate Rental at 250-215-4458.
Fronting on 300 metres of prime waterfront in downtown Kelowna, Stuart Park promises to attract locals and visitors alike. The park is designed to showcase quality urban waterfront park development, create a focal point for the City’s civic and Cultural District and provide environmental and fisheries benefits for the site.
Part of the Waterfront Parks Plan, Stuart Park provides a portion of the plan's goal to provide continuous public access to Kelowna's beautiful shoreline.
The park features adhere to a nature-inspired concept plan and include:
- Lakeside promenade
- Civic plaza
- Public art
- Riparian enhancements
For more information, or to report a problem, please call 250 469-8800 or fill out a service request online.