Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing the recreation facilities, programs and leisure services for residents and visitors.

We work closely with community groups, volunteers and individuals as a facilitator to ensure that the community needs are addressed. Working together with our nieghbours in Leeds and the Thousand Island Township we offer a wide variety of recreational and leisure activities for children and adults. 

Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI)

Joint Recreation Master Plan Final Report

Sports and Activities Schedule 

Recreation Centre

Public Skates

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to make change, exact change required

Please Note: Public Skates scheduled at the Lou Jeffries Arena may change due to tournaments and holidays.

Mon March 27th Public Skating 3:30-5:00pm $3/person
Tues March 28th Public Skating 2:30-4:00pm $3/person
Wed March 29th 2:30-4:00pm $3/person
Thurs March 30th 4:00-5:30pm $3/person
Fri March 31st 3:30-5:00pm $3/person
Sun April 2 12:30-2:00pm

Wed Mar 29th10:30-11:30am $2/person
Fri Mar 31st  10:30-11:30am $2/person

Wed Mar 29th  1:00-2:30pm $2/person
Fri Mar 31st  1:00-2:30pm $2/person

Please Note: Skate aids are permitted. No chairs, sleds, strollers/carriages, shoes/boots, pucks or sticks on the ice during public skate times. 
Payment: cash only.

The Lou Jeffries Arena is closed during these holidays throughout the year:

  • Thanksgiving Day Closed
  • Christmas Eve (1/2 day only close at 11am) 
  • Christmas Day Closed
  • Boxing Day Closed
  • New Year’s (1/2 day only close at 11am)
  • New Year’s Day Closed 
  • Family Day Closed

Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink (GBM)

GBM Canada 150 Outdoor Rink is Closed for the season.

Please note: New this year, there will be scheduled private bookings or events which may interrupt the Public skating and shinny Schedule. Please refer to activity schedule or to website and social media for regular updates.

Private Rentals are available and perfect for special events including tournaments, corporate and holiday parties, team practices, family skating, clinics and more! Contact Lori Higgs at 613-382-2149 ext. 1414 or email for availability

Facility Bookings - Fees and Rates

Splash Pad

Closed for the season
All park washrooms are closed for the season