Unique Skating Rinks in Saskatchewan
How do you make the most of a frosty winter day? Many Saskatchewanians embrace the season by bundling up, strapping on some skates and gliding across icy surfaces, which there is no shortage of in the province.
Here are a few unique skating rinks across the province to check out this winter:
The Rink @ City Square has become a popular skating rink for locals. Located in the heart of downtown Regina on City Square Plaza near Victoria Park, The Rink @ City Square offers free skate rentals in the new warm-up shack. There are various programs and themed skating events to enjoy during the winter season.
Skate on the lake at The Rink on Wascana. The rink features picturesque views of Wascana Centre and the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. The rink is free to the public and open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Bring your own skates. There are also fat bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails throughout the park.
Crossmount Cider Company in Saskatoon. Sip on locally produced hard apple cider, warm up by the fire or skate on the frozen pond behind the cidery.
The skating rink is free to the public and always open (but there are no amenities available outside of cidery hours). All ages are welcome. Bring your own skates.
Create unforgettable memories in downtown Saskatoon, while skating under the twinkling lights at the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @ Nutrien Plaza. Its views of the South Saskatchewan River make it one of the most popular skating rinks in Saskatchewan. Take part in one of the programs or events hosted throughout the season, including the adults-only Meewasin Sip & Skate.
(Pre-registration is no longer required to skate. Access to the facility is on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended to bring your own skates.)
Echo Valley Provincial Park's Skate the Park is a fan favourite. Enjoy a skate through the Aspen Campground along a winding trail, including a new 1.2-km path decorated with lights. The skating trail is free to enjoy with a valid park entry permit. Bring your own skates. New this year is the Ninja Warrior Course, which features a 50-ft. ninja slackline with challenging obstacles, a bouldering wall and 100-ft. zipline!
Enjoy scenic views of Wakamow Valley with a skate on the Kiwanis River Park Skating Oval in Moose Jaw. The skating rink is open to the public and free to use. There is a skate changing room onsite. Bring your own skates.
The skating oval is shared with the Kinsmen Speed Skating Club. When the club is on the ice practicing, it is requested that the public skate on the inside lanes and refrain from using sticks and pucks.
Photo supplied by Lori (@saskinginadventure on Instagram)
7. Elk Ridge Resort, near Prince Albert National Park
Elk Ridge Resort is a well-known winter adventure destination in Saskatchewan. The resort's frozen pond has an expansive skating loop, as well as two hockey rinks in the middle. With the loop illuminated at night, you might even catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis while out for an evening skate. Also onsite is a curling sheet, crokicurl rink, toboggan hill, as well as snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Equipment is available for guests' use.
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