City of Brandon Skating Oval To Open Friday, Dec.23rd

December 22, 2016


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Community Services Department is pleased to advise the public that the outdoor skating oval located immediately west of the Community Services Complex on McGregor Avenue will officially open for the winter season on Friday, December 23rd at 4 p.m. Hours of operation at the oval will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through the course of the winter season, weather-permitting.

The oval is developed each year by Community Services staff and provides for warming shacks, portable washroom facilities, flood lighting, ambient music, and fire pits to cook on or warm up around. In addition, the Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Waterfall of Lights is also lit until 11 p.m. each evening so the public can skate around the oval and take in the brilliant, festive displays.

The public should note that while use of the skating oval is FREE, it is unsupervised, with no sticks, pucks or pets allowed on the ice surface. The public is encouraged to park in designated areas on McGregor Avenue or Hilton Avenue and watch for all heavy machinery in the area. NO public vehicles are allowed in the direct area of the Power Smart Waterfall of Lights display or the skating oval.

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