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December 9, 2016 -

The ice on the Springer Market Square rink is almost ready for action!  It will open at noon – just in time for the City of Kingston's Snow Much Fun event.

Skating in the Square is free from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily all winter long weather-permitting.  Try it out tonight – plan to come down for the Snow Much Fun event from 5 to 9 p.m. on (for details, see

Accessible public washrooms, a change/warming area and small lockers (bring your own lock) are available in the lower Market Wing of City Hall via the north and south courtyards. An accessibility ramp to this area is available off Brock Street.

The City of Kingston's holiday skate rental service at the Square will run most days from Saturday, Dec. 17 until Monday, Jan. 2 (see schedule below). The rental booth is located just off the courtyard in the basement of City Hall (lockers and washrooms are also available).

"Skating in the square is a festive way to make memories with family and friends – and to enjoy our beautiful historic, downtown," says Adam McCluskey, manager recreation facilities.

Skate Rental Rates*

  • Children  (12 and under) – $2.50
  • Youth (13 to 24) and Seniors (65+)  – $3.75
  • Adults (18+) – $4.75
  • Group (maximum of 5) – $10

*Taxes included

Holiday Skate Rental Schedule

  • Saturday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 23 – 1 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 – 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26:   Closed
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Thursday, Dec.  29 – 1 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31 – 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 1 –  Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 2 – 5 to 8 p.m.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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