Town of Gananoque to Open the Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink

Town News

The Town of Gananoque is proud to announce the opening of the Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  The outdoor skating rink is located beside the Lou Jeffries, Gananoque & T.L.T.I Recreation Centre at 600 King Street E in Gananoque.

The Municipality has worked closely with the health unit and has established specific rules and regulations in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic, including self-screening requirements, face coverings, and physical distancing. The outdoor rink will not be supervised and is to be used at your own risk.

The rink will be open for use from 9am to 9pm daily (weather permitting) for public skating only at this time. Staff are working to prepare a schedule to allow for shinny hockey play starting in the coming weeks.  The outdoor lighting will be turned on at sunset to allow for night skating. There will be a capacity of 75 people at a time on the skating surface. Parking for those who wish to use the rink is available behind the Lou Jeffries Arena.

“We are pleased to open the Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink and host a season of free outdoor skating. Outdoor winter activities are a great way to bring people together despite the challenges created by COVID-19. Outdoor skating is a Canadian tradition and the perfect way to support physical activity and exercise as a key component to mental health and wellbeing. We encourage residents to enjoy the rink by following established health and safety protocols,” stated, Mayor Ted Lojko.

The rink will be closed for flooding and maintenance between 11:30am-12noon & 3pm-3:30pm daily. Information regarding the rink will be posted on the Town's website (www.gananoque.ca), as well as on the Town's Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink was originally built on Parliament Hill as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. This year-round outdoor recreational/event facility will be used by local residents and visitors to increase recreation in the community.

For more information, contact:
Shellee Fournier, CAO
30 King Street East, Gananoque ON K7G 2T6
613-382-2149 ext.1113  Email: sfournier@gananoque.ca