Sturgeon County’s ice-skating trail opens for the season
Lace up your skates and come glide through a dazzling light display, you are invited to come out to the Sturgeon County Skating Trail now open at Cardiff Park, bigger and better than ever.
"We are delighted to open the skating trail in time for the holidays," said Alanna Hnatiw, Mayor of Sturgeon County. "The lights display along the trail is spectacular to see at night, and we welcome everyone from around the region to come out and skate a lap with your friends and family."
This is the second year the County has built the Skating Trail. This year, it is bigger - at 1.1 km long - and better, with decorated trees and lighting features illuminating the trail. Located in Cardiff Park (25023 Township Road 554), the trail is suitable for all skill levels and ages. The trail is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with the lights turned on from 4 – 10 p.m. daily. There is no cost to use the skating trail.
You can view an interactive map of the skating trail on the Get Outside Trails Map.
Skating trail users are encouraged to share images of their experience to social media with the hashtag #SturgeonCounty. Your picture may be selected to appear on Sturgeon County's social media channels as part of the Get Outside Winter campaign.
"Sturgeon County is embracing winter and delivering a host of fun events for residents," said Mayor Hnatiw. "Stay tuned for more details about our community holiday lights tour and contest and celebrations happening throughout the season. We also have more opportunities to get outside and get active with our cross-country ski trails and the multi-use trail system that is cleared and accessible all winter long."
While we want everyone to get outside and explore the skating trail, we ask that you do so safely. The Skating Trail is not supervised. We encourage everyone to use caution because it is a natural ice surface that will have cracks, bumps, and divots. CSA-approved helmets and protective equipment are recommended. Users are also reminded to dress for the weather – gloves and toques are always a good idea. As well, please note the current public health measures in place that require everyone to maintain two-metre physical distancing.
For more information on the Sturgeon County Skating Trail, visit SturgeonCounty.ca/IceSkating.