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Assiniboine Park’s Riley Family Duck Pond opens for the season

Assiniboine Park is welcoming skaters on Duck Pond.
Assiniboine Park is welcoming skaters on Duck Pond. Assiniboine Park and Zoo / Facebook

Lace up your skates, the pond has frozen over.

Assiniboine Park‘s Riley Family Duck Pond has announced they’re welcoming skaters starting Friday.

The skating pond is a one-stop destination for those looking to take in an afternoon or evening full of winter activities.

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The skating pond sits beside a shelter that’s open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily, which is equipped with accessible washrooms, picnic tables, and a fireplace.

Late night skating is encouraged as the pond is surrounded by lighting.

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The Assiniboine Park recommends that families bring a sled, as the the pond is also surrounded by a toboggan hill.

Hungry little ones can fuel up at the Park Cafe, open for breakfast and lunch.

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