Skating is a huge part of winter for many, but do you like to skate outside, in the fresh air? This series will feature Outdoor Winter Activities for the family. We are kicking it off with Outdoor Skating Venues in Greater Moncton.
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 rink near the main entrance for public skating 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 10am to 10pm from December until March, weather permitting.
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. There is no master list available online, so please feel free to share in the comments if you know a location where there is one.
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, but it opened early and is available now (Nov 2019) for use.
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.
For more things to do in the Winter in New Brunswick, check these out!