Skating Rinks

 

Outdoor skating rinks

COVID-19 MEASURES:

Outdoor skating rinks will open as soon as weather permits. However, some measures will have to be respected:

At all times: A physical distance of two meters between people or family bubbles must be respected.

In the red zone: The practice of hockey is allowed for groups of a maximum of 4 people with different addresses, with respect to the minimum distance of 2 meters. The park chalets will be accessible only for the washrooms.

In the orange or yellow zone: Access to the skates room will be allowed. Compliance with health instructions (wearing a mask, physical distancing, etc.) must be applied.

Skating is a very popular winter activity in Quebec. Our municipal skating rinks allow residents to stay active and enjoy the outdoors during the winter.

To find out if an ice rink is open or not, check the Info-Rinks section. Updates are posted every morning; however, if conditions change significantly during the day, a second update may be published later.

Centre Harpell : 60 rue Saint-Pierre


Modified schedule due to the COVID-19 situation (from January 9, 2021, until further notice):

From Monday to Friday: 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7:30 pm

 

Regular schedule:

From Monday to Tuesday : 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 9 pm
Friday: 9 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday : 10 am to 9 pm

 

Other special schedules (These schedules will be posted in the parc chalets at that period):

Spring break: March 1 to 5

Chalet Peter-Williamson: 300 Rue Cypihot

Modified schedule due to the COVID-19 situation (from January 9, 2021, until further notice):

From Monday to Friday: 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7:30 pm

Regular schedule:

From Monday to Thursday : 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 9 pm
Friday : 9 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm
Saturday : 10 h to 10 pm 
Sunday : 10 h to 9 pm

 

Other special schedules (These schedules will be posted in the parc chalets at that period):

Spring break: March 1 to 5

ICE RING

Chalet Famille de Chantal : 210 Rue Sainte-Anne


Modified schedule due to the COVID-19 situation (from January 9, 2021, until further notice):

Monday to Friday: 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7:30 pm


Regular schedule
:

Monday to Wednesday: CLOSED
Tuesday and Friday: 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm

 

 

Other special schedules (These schedules will be posted in the parc chalets at that period):

Spring break: March 1 to 5

 

Preparing an Outdoor Skating Rink

Weather Conditions

  • A layer of snow must line the ground
  • The outside temperature should be at most -8 °C during the day and be below -15 °C at night
  • This temperature must be maintained for at least 5 consecutive days

Main steps

  • Installing borders or strips
  • Preparation of a 5 cm thick compacted snow base
  • Hardening period
  • Watering and surface work
  • Repetition of the watering operations until reaching an ice thickness of about 10 cm
  • Repairing cracks caused by temperature variation

Following the watering step, it is important to wait for the surface to freeze properly before skating. It is important not to venture into rinks before they are ready, as the weight of the individuals on the forming ice could affect the condition of the ice surface.

Climate change has a significant impact on the possibility of practicing this activity. Frequent and significant variations in weather conditions and reduced frost period affect the quality of the ice and often completely prevent preparation. Our teams make sure to prepare the ice rinks ice rinks so that they are operational as soon as the weather allows.

 

Indoor Skating Rink

COVID-19:

The Macdonald Arena belongs to the Macdonald Campus of McGill University and measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic are determined by McGill University. 

The 2020-2021 season for Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue residents is canceled in light of the pandemic.

Address: 21111 Lakeshore Rd. (Macdonald Campus)
Websitemacdonaldcampusathletics.ca/facilities/macdonald-arena

Schedule: 2020-2021 season CANCELED

 

Rules and Safety Instructions

In order to enjoy the rinks in a pleasant atmosphere and keep them in good condition, all users must comply with the following instructions:

  • The established schedules must be respected
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs, cigarettes and vapers are prohibited on all rinks, in parks and within 9 meters of park entrances
  • The practice of hockey must be done only on the rinks with boards
  • Helmets are mandatory for children under 13 years old. It is also recommended to wear other protective equipment such as visor, neck protector and gloves.

The supervisor has the authority to enforce these rules. It may require the immediate departure of a person in case of failure to one of them.