The City of Fernie is excited to announce that the Outdoor Community Rink will officially open on Monday, December 17, 2018, from daylight to 10pm.

A big thanks to the volunteers who have worked diligently to prepare the ice surface for opening. Their time and commitment are greatly appreciated.

The Outdoor Rink is an nhl-size ice surface located next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre at 250 Pine Ave.

The ice-surface is free for the public to use and is open daily, weather dependent, from daylight until 10pm.

For private bookings, please contact our Community Services Department at 250.423.2245. All bookings must be made with 48 hours notice.

Schedule for 2018/19 Season

DAILY USE IS AVAILABLE DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

WEEKDAYS
10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent & Tot / Open Ice *NO STICKS*

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Public Skate / School Bookings

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm General Public Skate

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm General Public Skate/Private Bookings

WEDNESDAYS
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Youth Shinny (12 years and under)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Youth Shinny (13 – 17 years old)

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Adult Shinny (18 years +)

SATURDAY – SUNDAYS
10:00 am -11:00 am Maintenance as required

Daylight – 10 pm General Public Skate / Private Bookings
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Flooding & Ice Maintenance (estimated time)

Lights for Outdoor Rink will be shut off at 10:00 pm

If the flag is GREEN, Rink is Open, and Skating is Allowed.

If the flag is RED, Rink is Closed, and Skating is NOT Allowed.

These flags are located on the Zamboni Shed and are visible from the parking lot.

Code of Conduct
– Skate at your own risk
– Use only when ice is safe and in good condition
– Please follow posted schedule
– Helmets are strongly recommended
– Children 12 and under should be supervised
– Please clean up after yourself (no glass bottles, no food on the ice)
– No unauthorized motor vehicles in the park or on the ice surface
– No slap shots
– No alcoholic beverages or smoking permitted

Please assist us by shoveling the snow off the ice whenever required, shovels on site.

Ice programming may be affected due to condition of ice, watch for flags. Flooding and Maintenance requirements may impact booking times.

Report damage or maintenance issues to Arena Facility Operator 250.430.1767

Photo Credit: Thomas Hopkins

Leave a comment

Related Stories

Fernie Network Blogs

Locals Report
Locals Report

A locals update on snow, trails, powder and more.

Read More
Fernie Bike Events
Fernie Bike Events

Fernie's destination biking events organized locally.

Read More
Mary Giuliano
Mary Giuliano

Mary writes about the town she has loved since moving here in May of 1953.

Read More
Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort offers world-class winter and summer activities.

Read More
Backcountry Powder
Backcountry Powder

Fernie's backcountry is where the powder lasts for weeks whether you're touring or riding!

Read More
Elk River Alliance
Elk River Alliance

A community-based water group protecting the Elk River watershed.

Read More
Wildsight
Wildsight

Working to protect wildlife, water and wild spaces.

Read More
Fernie Chamber
Fernie Chamber

A service organization dedicated to enhancing the economic future of Fernie and the quality of life.

Read More
Council Connection
Council Connection

Fernie Council Meeting updates and news is available here in the latest edition of Council Connection.

Read More
Regional District of East Kootenay
Regional District of East Kootenay

Local rural area government dedicated to providing quality service to residents and property owners.

Read More
Off Camber in Fernie
Off Camber in Fernie

Keith Liggett follows the goings and comings in Fernie—in town and on the hill—but not in the normal fall line.

Read More
Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest
Fernie Ski & Board Fim Fest

Hundreds of skiers and boarders celebrate the coming season with the seasons top ski and board films.

Read More
Fernie Ghostriders
Fernie Ghostriders

Fernie's Junior B Hockey Club, a proud member of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Read More
Fernie Whitewater Park
Fernie Whitewater Park

The Fernie Whitewater Park Society is working towards building a surf wave in the City of Fernie.

Read More