Enjoy free skating at Stuart Park every winter. Check the live cam below for the latest rink conditions.
Dancing in the Park is every Wednesday at Stuart Park throughout July and August. Check the calendar for details.
Stuart Park Outdoor Rink
The outdoor ice rink at Stuart Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Check conditions before heading to the Stuart Park rink:
The camera image will update frequently allowing residents to view rink conditions before heading downtown.
If the rink is closed due to weather or ice conditions, a yellow sign will be placed in the centre of the rink at each end (toward the centre of the image).
If the rink is periodically closed for maintenance, a yellow sign will be placed on all four corners of the rink (bottom left corner of the image)
If the rink is open then no signs will be present, and skaters may be on the ice.
Stuart Park Rink - Frequently Asked Questions:
How will I know when the Stuart Park rink is closed for maintenance?
Daily closures occur between 4:30 a.m. – 6 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
More information can also be found with Schedules and Rates.
Weekly ice maintenance takes place on Mondays from 5 a.m. – 8 a.m., and weekends from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Times are subject to change. Unscheduled closures may be necessary due to changing weather conditions.
What if the weather gets really cold/really warm – will the Stuart Park rink still open?
When it is cold the rink will stay open, however, rentals may not be available. When it is warmer the rink may close temporarily and reopen when the conditions are safe.
What are the hours of operation for the adjacent fire pit at Stuart Park?
The fire pit will be open on 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. The fire pit will operate only during the outdoor ice rink season (December to February, weather permitting).
Are skate rentals available at Stuart Park?
Skates, helmets and EZ bars are available to rent, weather permitting. The mobile operator is Bladez Skate Rental: 250-215-4458, located on Water Street. Prices: skates $4.00-$5.00, helmets and EZ bars $2.00. Cash only. Rentals are available daily (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., except a 6 p.m. closure on Christmas Eve, and full closure on Christmas Day. If in doubt on a colder day, please call ahead to ensure rentals are available.
Are there any ice rink rules at Stuart Park?
- No hockey
- Skate forward an in a circular motion around the rink
- Avoid stopping suddenly and restricting the flow of other skaters
Use of protective gear such as a helmet, is recommended for everyone. Infants and small children should not be carried while on the rink.
Can the rink be booked for events?
The ice rink is not a bookable space in the winter months and is open to the public for casual use at all times.
What is the capacity of the outdoor ice rink?
The Stuart Park ice rink has the capacity to hold approximately 100 skaters at a time. Skaters are encouraged to check the Stuart Park webcam before going to the rink.
Who should I talk to if I notice a problem with the ice surface?
Contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800 or fill out a service request.
Who should I talk to if I notice vandalism/unsafe behaviours at the rink?
Depending on the behaviour, contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800 or fill out an online service request.
There is also the RCMP non-emergency line at 250-762-3300.
When does the Stuart Park rink close for the season?
Weather permitting, near the end of February or early March. As skater safety is a top priority, the rink is closed when day-time ice temperatures are unable to be maintained as the ice becomes too thin.