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Kelowna's outdoor ice rink to open early

The outdoor skating rink at Stuart Park is set to open Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at 5 p.m.
November 28, 2019 - 10:50 AM

There's a bright side to the recent cold snap — Stuart Park outdoor rink in downtown Kelowna is opening tomorrow, a few days earlier than expected.

“The conditions have been co-operating and our crews have been working hard to get the rink ready a few days early this year,” Steve Fagan, arena and stadiums supervisor, said in a press release. “We wanted to make sure the rink was ready for the lighting of the holiday tree at Stuart Park on Sunday and that residents could enjoy the full experience of the park this weekend.”

The rink will open tomorrow, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m. and starting on Saturday it will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until late February.

A still-image webcam is set up at the rink so skaters can check ice conditions or see if the rink is closed for maintenance before they head down to the park. The webcam feed is updated every few minutes and is already live so residents can view the ice making process ahead of opening day. Go here to check it out.

Skates, helmets and EZ bars will be available to rent on-site daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the skating season, except for a 6 p.m. closure on Christmas Eve and full closure on Christmas Day.

Skaters are asked to abide by the rink regulations posted on surrounding signs and helmets are recommended. 

Skaters can warm up by the fire pit which will be operational from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. A concession will also be available on site.


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