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Outdoor Ice Rinks and Tobogganing

The City of Woodstock has several outdoor ice rinks that are organized by volunteers with the help of the Parks Department. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Returning Outdoor Rink Volunteer or the First Time Outdoor Rink Volunteer application form.

Open Water Skating

Skating on stormwater retention ponds is dangerous. Unlike natural lakes, stormwater ponds are intended to collect run-off that often contains road salt and have changing water levels that make ice unstable. Please stay safe by staying off stormwater ponds including open bodies of water at the Reeves Community Complex, Southside Park and Brick Ponds Wetland.

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
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Smoking is prohibited

Rink Locations

  • Broadview Park - located at 277 St. Andrews Road / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Hunting Estates Park - located at 1103 Pearson Drive / dawn to dusk
  • Donald Thompson Park - located at 647 Springbank Ave. N. / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Park Row Park - located at 176 Park Row / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Northland Park - located 69 Northland Cres. / dawn to dusk
  • Ludington Park - located 945 Springbank Ave. / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily
  • Shanna Larsen Park - Located 48 Upper Thames Dr. / (Lights) dawn to 11pm daily


Toboggan Hill

The City of Woodstock has one toboggan hill located in Southside Park, 485 Parkinson Rd. 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 p.m. 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
Email: General Information

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