Outdoor skating rink season is just around the corner as City crews plan to begin flooding rinks on Monday.
"Depending on the weather, our crews are going to start Monday, flooding and getting ready the outdoor rinks, the Oval, and the crokicurl pad at Elgin Park so we're waiting on the weather to cooperate," City Recreation Services Manager Scott Osmachenko explained. "It has to be cold overnight to get all the rinks ready but we're anticipating starting on Monday."
It usually takes about two weeks for the outdoor arenas to be ready, but that they hope to have all of the rinks ready for use before the Christmas season.
Weather permitting, the City plans to open nine rinks this season. This includes;
- Kinfield Outdoor Rink: 100 Block Grandview Street West
- Moose Square Outdoor Rink: 600 Block Stadacona Street West
- Smith Park Outdoor Rink: 1200 Block Hastings Street
- Sunningdale Outdoor Rink: Daffodil Drive
- West End Outdoor Rink: 10th Avenue & Athabasca Street West
- Regal Heights Outdoor Rink: 1400 Block 13th Avenue. Northwest
- East End Outdoor Rink: 9th Avenue & Ominica Street East
- Ross Wells Outdoor Rink (Clark Gillies): Ross Crescent & Oxford Street East
- Henleaze skating pad: 1100 Block Henleaze Ave
The rinks are free for anyone to use at any time, but if you want to utilize the heated shacks and washrooms at some of the rinks around Moose Jaw, you can get the key from City Hall by visiting or calling (306) 694-4447.
Crokicurl will once again be at Elgin Park on 8th Avenue & Hall Street West. To book the rink, you'll also have to call the number above and put a damage deposit down.
The Oval in Wakamow will be available 24/7, but the heated shack there will be open Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday to Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.
The Kiwanis River Park Pavilion at the Oval can be booked by contacting Wakamow directly at (306) 692-2717.