Brandon’s Outdoor Skating Oval To Open Dec.20th

December 16, 2014

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 open for the winter season on Saturday, December 20th, at 11 a.m.

The oval is developed each year by Community Services staff and provides for warming shacks, portable washroom facilities, ambient music, and fire pits to cook on or warm up around. For evening skaters, flood lighting is available at the oval until 11 p.m. nightly. In addition, the Power Smart Waterfall of Lights is lit from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. 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. NO public vehicles are allowed in the direct area of the Power Smart Waterfall of Lights display or the skating oval.

Meanwhile, weather conditions are still not favourable enough for the opening of the Hanbury Hill toboggan run in Sir Winston Churchill Park or the cross-country ski trails at the Wheat City Golf Course and at Canada Games Park. Information on availability for public use will be forthcoming in the New Year.

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