Outdoor Ice Rinks

Thanks for a great 2018/2019 Ice Rink Season, Guelph/Eramosa! ALL Ice Rinks within the Township of Guelph/Eramosa are now officially closed for the season!

Guelph/Eramosa has several outdoor rinks in our neighbourhood parks that are maintained by fantastic community volunteers who help to provide hours of outdoor enjoyment for people of all ages. 

Where are the rinks located?

Cross Creek Park, 78 Cross Creek Boulevard

Lloyd Dyer Park, 209 Balaclava Street, Rockwood 

Max Storey Park, Dunbar and Ridge Road, Rockwood 

Marden Park, 7368 Wellington Road 30

Valentino Park, Fountain Street, Rockwood

Eden Mills Park, 19 Memorial Street, Eden Mills 

David Masson, 201 Landrex Boulevard, Rockwood 

Volunteers Needed!

We invite you to join the list of community builders and become a volunteer at your local outdoor ice rink! The success of the outdoor ice rinks is in the hands of our community members!  Being an outdoor ice rink volunteer is a great way to meet neighbours and give back to the community.  If you are a high school student, volunteering at your local ice rink could count towards your 40 hours of required volunteer time.

How do I volunteer?

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 519-856-9596 ext. 113 or kchiasson@get.on.ca

What is the time commitment?

This depends on the number of volunteers at your local outdoor ice rink.  The initial building of the rink is time consuming but once the base is established, it could take no more than one hour a night to maintain the rink.  So, if your rink has seven volunteers, that would be one hour per week per volunteer.

Winters are getting milder, so why have outdoor rinks?

The temperature only needs to be below -5 degrees celsius to make ice and it does not matter if there is snow.  Typically, we are seeing 30 to 45 skating dates per season in southwestern Ontario.

Do I require equipment to be a volunteer?

No, the Township provides a water source, hose, shovels and nets for each location.