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Kelowna’s outdoor skating rink set to open soon

The outdoor skating rink in Kelowna’s downtown core is expected to open soon for another winter season.

The city is planning to open the Stuart Park skating rink on Dec, 1, weather permitting.

“Our crews will start laying in the ice in the evenings this week and into next week, so we’re on track for opening day,” arenas and stadiums supervisor Steve Fagan said. “It’s our seventh season and we’ve added a few new things this year. Skaters will really like the new fire pit for warming up when it’s cold, and of course we have the Canada 150 banners around the rink.”

Skating will begin at 10 a.m. on opening day and the rink will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until late February.

Click here to see the rink’s still-image webcam, which allows skaters to check on ice conditions or see if the rink is closed for maintenance before they head down to the park.

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The webcam feed is updated every few minutes and is already live so that residents can view the ice making process ahead of opening day.

Skates, helmets and EZ bars will be available to rent on site daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the skating season, with the exception of a 6 p.m. closure on Christmas Eve and full closure on Christmas Day.

 

 

 

 

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