The City’s outdoor skating rinks are aiming to start opening the week of December 7, 2020 – weather permitting. Please note due to Mississauga being placed under the Grey-Lockdown Level per Government of Ontario regulations, all indoor rinks are closed.
Skating can take place at one of 26 community outdoor ice rinks, in addition to those highlighted below. The outdoor community rinks are free to the public and open daily from sunrise to 11 p.m., weather permitting.
· Mississauga Celebration Square – Opening on December 11, weather permitting. There are currently no pre-reservation requirements in place. Public washrooms on Celebration Square will be open to the public. The Celebration Square ice rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
· Burnhamthorpe Community Centre Outdoor Rink – Opening by December 7, weather permitting. The rink will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in skating activities are being planned and pre-reservation will be applicable for each activity at activemississauga.ca. Change rooms will be not be available at this location. Public washroom access will be available.
· Woodhurst Outdoor Rink – Opening mid-December, weather permitting. The rink will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in skating activities are being planned and pre-reservation will be applicable for each activity at activemississauga.ca. Change rooms will be not be available at this location.
For a full list of natural rinks, visit https://www.mississauga.ca/events-and-attractions/parks/natural-ice-rinks/.
The City continues to implement safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of everyone. Region of Peel Public Health reminds everyone to stay healthy and safe this winter by wearing a face covering, practicing physical distancing (2 metres/6 feet), maintaining good hand hygiene, only going out for essentials, staying home if you’re ill and getting tested if you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. It is expected that all participants do their part and follow required health and safety protocols.
Exercise and focusing on mental health remains a priority, even while Lockdown measures are in place.
As part of the Government of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, Mississauga residents are reminded to limit close contact to their households only until restrictions have been lifted.
Check out some of these outdoor activities and amenities that you can enjoy safely in Mississauga.
Go for a wintery walk along one of Mississauga’s trails
The majority of the City’s trails receive regular winter maintenance and can be safely used and explored by outdoor enthusiasts. However, trails that do not receive winter maintenance are still used in the snowy months by residents who enjoy activities including snowshoeing and deep-snow hiking. This year, the City will be adding additional woodchips to the woodlot trails to help with traction. The trails will also be marked for winter use.
Take advantage of the City’s available park amenities
The below park amenities will be open this year for use by the community. Visit the City’s interactive map to search for a park by location or filter parks for specific features, including those listed below:
Park washrooms designed for year-round use will remain open this season with enhanced cleaning practices. Portable washrooms will also be placed later this month in high-demand locations and key trail areas. The washrooms will be winterized and accessible and will be located in areas that receive winter maintenance. See the list of public washrooms and portable washrooms here.
As close contact increases the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission, it is crucial that residents
observe outdoor etiquette to help keep everyone safe. This includes keeping their distance from others and passing safely while using the same trails and pathways. Also, even when outdoors, wear a face covering if physical distancing cannot be maintained.