Stuart Park is a popular waterfront park in downtown Kelowna. The large plaza is home to Dancing in the Park in the summer months and transforms into an outdoor skating rink in the winter. It's also home to the signature local public art piece, Bear.
The outdoor skating rink at Stuart Park is set to open Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m., weather permitting. After Dec. 1, the rink will be open for casual, drop-in use from 6 a.m - 11 p.m. daily through late February, except on Mondays, when it is closed from 6 - 8 a.m. for maintenance.
Make sure to check ice conditions, maintenance schedules and crowd levels using the live cam below before heading down to the rink.
Find indoor public skating times at alternative Kelowna rinks including Memorial and Rutland Arena at kelowna.ca/skating.
Stuart Park Skating Rink - Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do before heading down to the rink?
The rink is open for casual (drop-in) use. No pre-bookings are required this season. Make sure to check the live cam above before heading down to the rink. Skate rentals will be available on-site, but make sure to bring your own protective gear for outdoor skating (such as helmets) and hand sanitizer and face coverings for added COVID-safety. Skate rental hours are 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily (weather permitting), with the exception of December 25, when the rental shop will be closed. Please note that skate rentals are cash only. TNT Food Truck will be on-site during peak hours offering food for purchase.
How much do skate rentals cost?
- Adults: $6
- Kids 12 and under: $5
- EZ bars: $2
- Helmets: $2
- Please note: equipment rentals are cash only and weather permitting
Where can I go if the Stuart Park rink is too busy?
There are indoor public skating times available at Capital News Centre, Memorial Arena and Rutland Arena. Later in the season, some outdoor neighbourhood rinks may also be available, weather permitting.
Is there a possibility the ice rink will be closed?
In the event of warm temperatures, heavy snowfalls, or any unsafe skating conditions, the ice rink may be closed. On mild days when the rink is closed, there is a possibility that the rink may reopen later in the day when temperatures begin to drop. Make sure to check the live cam regularly for skating conditions, especially during unseasonable temperatures.
How will I know if the rink is closed?
A closure sign will be posted in the middle of the rink (and will be visible from the live-cam) along with a flashing amber light to indicate that the rink is closed.
Is hockey or stick’n puck allowed at Stuart Park?
The Stuart Park ice rink is for leisure skating only. No stick use, hockey or stick’n puck allowed at any time.
Are helmets required?
Helmets are recommended.
Will the firepit be available?
The firepit is available daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Are there storage lockers?
There are no storage lockers, so items left on benches are left at your own risk.
Is there a lost and found?
There will be a lost and found container on site for items like clothing, gloves, skate guards etc. This container will be accessible from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Items of value will be turned in to Rutland Arena (250-469-8504) or City Hall (250-469-8500).
Are dogs allowed at Stuart Park?
Dogs are permitted on leash on Stuart Park but are not permitted on the ice surface.
Is smoking or drinking allowed at Stuart Park?
There is no smoking, alcohol, cannabis or vaping allowed in Kelowna parks including Stuart Park.
Who should I talk to if I notice unsafe behaviours at the park?
Report any issues or incidents to on site staff or call 250-469-8800 to submit a service request.
For more serious issues, please call the RCMP non-emergency line at 250-762-3300. In case of emergency, call 911