Winter Skating In Greater Moncton

Skating is a huge part of winter for many, but do you like to skate outside, in the fresh air? This series features Outdoor Winter Activities for the family. We are kicking it off with Outdoor Skating Venues in Greater Moncton. We also have a list of Sleigh Rides In NB, as well as Maple Sugar Camps In New Brunswick and Winter Festivals In New Brunswick
I remember as a child and teen spending many hours at outdoor rinks with my family and friends(I practically lived at the local arena as well, for figure skating). I grew up in Quispamsis, NB and always skated on the Kennebecasis River or at the Rothesay Commons. 

Now, living in Moncton, and raising my family here, we are learning where all the best spots are around the region for our favourite winter activities. This list of outdoor skating rinks is the start of our Outdoor Winter Activities series. Watch for new activities and roundups of locations coming soon!

Please comment below if you know of any other outdoor skating rinks that are being maintained for public use this winter in the Greater Moncton region.


Moncton Outdoor Skating
Centennial Park has an outdoor skating trail,the Muskrat Skating Trail (New 2022) and the Kaboom Rink for hockey available daily. (Also, opening in January, Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe rentals from Tuesday to Thursday and on weekends.)

The Ian Fowler Oval, outside Centre Avenir Center, is a lovely new outdoor ice surface available daily 10 am to 10 pm from December until March, weather permitting. No hockey sticks, pucks or nets allowed..

Mapleton Park hasinstalled lighting to extend skating into the evenings .  They also have Fat Bike and Snow Shoe rentals available on Sundays.)

There are also community playgrounds that have rinks each winter. They are applied for and maintained by volunteers with the support of the City Of Moncton. 


YMCA – Moncton North Has an ice surface they maintain. Lighted at night. This on the basketball courts at the back of the parking lot.

Dieppe Outdoor Skating

Dieppe has three public outdoor skating surfaces, two are located at Rotary St-Anselme Park, one for skating and one for sports.

There is also a refrigerated skating oval located at Place 1604. The oval is typically open the beginning of December. A free skate and helmet loan service is available on Fridays (6 to 9 p.m.), Saturdays and Sundays (12:30 to 5 p.m.). 

Riverview Outdoor Skating

There is an ice skating rink at the Winter Wonderland Park in Riverview, located at Quinn Court. 

Salisbury Outdoor Skating 

The outdoor rink, off Douglas Street, is open Monday-Friday 8:30-8 & weekends 9-8. Closures due to weather will be posted here in their Facebook page

If you are looking for indoor skating venues, here is the public skating schedule for Moncton Arenas, and Riverview’s schedule.

For more things to do in the Winter in New Brunswick, check these out!

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