The Town is currently recruiting volunteers to maintain the following rinks: Sunnyridge Park, Greenwood Park, Whelers Mill Park, Vandorf Park and Gar Lehman Park.
All natural ice rinks are maintained by volunteers (ice rinks are natural ice and subject to meltdown during warmer weather) and to ensure the success of each location, we need a minimum of 2-3 volunteers per site; otherwise, the ice rink won't be able to operate.
Town staff assist as time and weather permit. Town staff will assist volunteers to remove the snow from the rink after significant snowfalls and after Town facility parking lots are clear.
If you're interested, volunteers must attend a training and orientation session before the rink's start-up. This ensures that everyone is familiar with the necessary procedures and safety rules.
Residents wishing to volunteer some time to create and maintain a natural ice rink at the needed locations are asked to contact Supervisor, Park Development & Operations, Dan Lamirande via email.
Gather your neighbors, and contribute to making our community a hub of winter fun. Volunteer today and be part of this exciting outdoor activity! The deadline to sign up is December 31.
Ice Rink Guidelines>
Specific guidelines for our outdoor rinks include:
Maximum of 10 skaters per skating surface (space permitting)
No hockey or gameplay allowed.
Helmets are highly recommended.
Limit your time to 45 minutes should there be people waiting to skate
There must be a minimum of 2-3 volunteers/location or the ice rink won’t be supported
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.
Coming soon: Skating trail to Memorial Park!>
The Town of Stouffville has now broken ground and is excited to begin the construction of a new multi-season skating trail in Memorial Park. The Memorial Park Skating Trail is going to be located west of the existing Leisure Centre and Public Library and aims to give the community improved access to cultural, recreational and community infrastructure by constructing a new skating trail that will be open to the community for all ages and abilities at no cost while also encouraging family and multi-generational uses.
In addition to the construction of a new 275-metre refrigerated accessible skating trail, the project will involve construction of accessible washrooms and changerooms and storage for an ice re-surfacer. Construction of the trail will begin this summer. Anticipated opening winter 2024.
The new skating trail has been made possible through grants from The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a federal infrastructure program designed to create long-term economic growth, build inclusive, sustainable, and resilient communities, and support a low-carbon economy. The total eligible expenditures of the project are $5,577,000.00. This investment will support the creation of a fully accessible, inclusive, community hub where residents can enjoy the outdoors, and stay fit and healthy now and into the future.
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