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Rinks open

The City's staffed outdoor rinks, listed below, are open to skaters.

The City of Kingston has several outdoor rinks in parks, both staffed and unstaffed, located through out the city. Find one close to you in the list below.

Want to build a community rink?  First review the policy and then follow the instructions provided in the manual.

Staffed Rinks - CLOSED

Locations

Info

  • Heated changing facilities with washrooms available
  • Open Monday to Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12-9 p.m.
  • Each facility has a skating area or track and a hockey rink

Unstaffed Rinks - CLOSED

Rink requirements will be reassessed on Monday, Jan. 22. Check back here or on Twitter for updates.

Locations

Info

  • No change facilities available
  • Rinks are subject to available water supply and weather permitting.

Community Rinks

Locations

Info

  • No change facilities available
  • Rinks are subject to available water supply and weather permitting.
  • Community groups maintain these rinks.

Factors that determine when an outdoor rink can open

Why are some outdoor rinks ready and not others?  Here are factors that determine when a rink can open.

  • Weather. The City needs a heavy frost-based surface and a series of very cold days to build up the ice on outdoor rinks. The rink at Springer Market Square has a cooling system allowing it to open earlier in the season. No other outdoor rink in the City has such a system.
  • On-site access to water. Some outdoor rinks have access to water on site making it easier to prepare them for skaters. Water has to be trucked to other outdoor rinks, which changes the process for flooding them and making them skate-ready.