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Outdoor Ice Rinks and Tobogganing

Outdoor Ice Rinks (weather permitting)

The City of Woodstock has several outdoor ice rinks that are organized by volunteers through the Parks Dept. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Outdoor Ice Rink Application Form.  A reminder to residents that there is a real danger of falling through the ice on storm retention ponds due to the changing water levels.  Use of these ponds are prohibited including the open bodies of water at the Complex Grounds, Southside Park, & Brick Ponds.

Outdoor Ice Rink Guidelines

  • Rinks will be open from dawn to dusk
  • Rinks with lighting will be open from dawn to 11pm daily
  • Use of helmets is strongly recommended
  • Children should be supervised
  • Children under 12 years of age should use a CSA approved hockey helmet
  • No offensive language and/or offensive behaviour
  • Use of sport sticks is allowed (hockey, ringette, etc.)
  • It is strongly recommended that sticks, pucks and balls remain in contact with the ice surface
  • PLEASE NO SLAP-SHOTS
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Smoking is prohibited

Rink Locations

  • Broadview Park - located at 277 St. Andrews Road / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Cowan Park - located at 895 Ridgewood Drive (east side of building) /(No Lights) dawn to dusk
  • Donald Thompson Park - located at 647 Springbank Ave. N. / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Hunting Estates Park - located at 1103 Pearson Drive / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Northland Park - located at 69 Northland Crescent / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Park Row Park - located at 176 Park Row / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily

Toboggan Hill

The City of Woodstock has one toboggan hill located in Southside Park (485 Parkinson Road) directly behind Southside Aquatic Centre. Skiing or snowboarding is prohibited. Parking is available.

Toboggan Hill Guidelines

  • No skiing or snowboarding
  • Do not use hill when closed
  • Ensure hill is free of hazards - e.g. Rocks, sticks, bumps, ice covered areas
  • Area open from dawn until 11:00pm when lit
  • Children must have adult supervision, never toboggan alone
  • Ski helmets are recommended to prevent head injuries
  • Tuck in scarves, strings and long hats that can catch and cause strangulation
  • Toboggan facing downhill while kneeling or feet first while sitting
  • Use only proper sliding equipment with good brakes and steering
  • Do not use inner tubes and plastic disks
  • Clear the bottom of the slope to avoid collision
  • Walk back up the side of the hill to avoid collision
  • No horseplay
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No alcohol
  • No pets on play area
  • No smoking within 20 meters of play area
  • No glass bottles or littering

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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