Brandon’s Sledding Hills Now Available for Public Enjoyment

December 16, 2015


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Community Services Department wishes to advise the public that Hanbury Hill and Brandon’s numerous other sledding hills have now opened for public use this holiday season.

Located just off Braecrest Drive in Sir Winston Churchill Park, Hanbury Hill is a toboggan hill that all ages can enjoy! Beginning today, Hanbury Hill’s warm-up gazebo will be open from the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., while decorative lighting and flood lighting will be turned on each evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the duration of the season.

Other toboggan hills available for public use include ones in Rideau Park and at the Brandon Recreation Centre/Wheat City Golf Course, while smaller sliding hills include the 34th Street & Cherry Crescent Sliding Hill and the Parkdale Park Sliding Hill. Families are encouraged to enjoy this free winter recreation offering, however, the City of Brandon would like to advise the public that all are unsupervised areas.

Community Services staff have begun flooding the outdoor skating oval in the area of McGregor Avenue this week and, if weather conditions are conducive, the oval should be ready for public use in early January. The public is asked to refrain from skating or walking on the ice surface as crews work to prepare the ice for safe public skating.

Meanwhile, work to prepare the cross-country ski trails at the Wheat City Golf Course and at Canada Games Park will begin once sufficient snow cover is available.

For more information on public winter activities provided by the City of Brandon’s Community Services Department, call 204-729-2148.