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Published January 17th 2013
Skating in Sask
Winter provides a plethora of activities and opportunities to stay active during these coldest of months. A favourite activity for Saskatoon is strapping on some skates and gliding along the expertly made ice of the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink. The rink is managed by the Meewasin Valley Authority and is located on the riverbank at Kiwanis Memorial Park, north of the Delta Bessborough Hotel. The rink is free to the public, although donations are appreciated.
The rink is open daily from December to March, weather permitting. The rink will be closed to the public if the temperature exceeds -31 degrees celsius or the equivalent wind chill. Daily hours are: Monday to Saturday noon until 9pm and Sundays 11am until 9pm. Further information on the rink can be found at the Meewasin Valley Authority's website
For those not in possession of skates, great news - skates can be rented free of charge!
A great time to get out and enjoy the rink is during Saskatoon's premiere winter festival, PotashCorp Wintershines 2013. The festival is held from January 26 until February 10, 2013. Skating is one of many activities to enjoy while celebrating the winter season. Further information on the festival can be found here.
Many memories of childhood skates in our Saskatoon family backyard... Figure skating and hockey all on the same little space! How super to have this "rink" available and maintained for all. Saskatoon... a great participation city!!