Meewasin accepts donations of gently used skates all year long at our offices at 402 Third Avenue South, with more dropoff locations to be announced soon.
Preparations are underway to move the building back on site and set up the facility in preparation for the upcoming skating season.
The rink opened on December 17, 2015 and ran until March 5, 2016 for a total of 80 days this last season. There were 24,000 total users with an average of 300 per day.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the rink open?
This varies from year to year and is completely weather dependent. Three to five cm of snow and an extended period of cold weather are needed to make ice. The rink does not typically open for skating until mid to late December.
What hours is the rink open?
Noon to 9pm Daily
Christmas Eve open noon until 6pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve open noon until 1am
New Year’s Day open noon until 9pm
When are the skating parties going to be held?
There are three skating parties scheduled:
- Tim Hortons Twinkle Lights-Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:00-8:00 pm
- PotashCorp Skating Party-Sunday, January 24, 2016 noon-4pm
- Cameco Family Day Skating Party-Monday, February 15, 2016 noon-4pm
Are hockey sticks and pucks allowed at the rink?
No, hockey sticks and pucks are never allowed.
Does the rink get closed for any reason?
Yes, the rink will close if the temperature dips below -31 degrees celsius or equivalent wind chill. Also, prolonged temperatures above 0 degrees Celsius can lead to melting and ponding conditions that may require a closure.
Can we skate on the ice outside of regular rink operating hours?
We cannot guarantee ice availability outside of our regular hours as rink staff perform work that can impact availability. In addition, groups are often booked to use the ice outside of our standard public skate hours. If no maintenance or group booking is underway, and you bring your own skates, you may be able to use the ice (please check with rink staff if they are on site).
Is there an admission charge?
No, the rink is free to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated. There is a donation box in the skaters' lodge.
Are there skates available to borrow? And what is the cost?
Yes, there are skates available to borrow. We have skates in a variety of sizes. There is no cost to borrow skates – it is by donation only.
Does Meewasin accept donations of skates?
Yes, we accept donations of skates in every size and style. Donations of skates can be dropped off at the rink or administration office located at 402 Third Avenue South.
Is it possible to book a group function at the rink?
Yes, group functions are welcomed, however please contact 306-229-8827 to register. Bookings will not begin until the skating rink is operational.
Can the entire rink be booked for a private event?
Only outside of public skating hours. The rink is always available to the public during public skating hours.
Who is the contact person for the rink?
Please contact the rink attendants directly at 306-229-8827 for further questions. If you have specific questions you will be directed accordingly.
Are there washrooms at this site?
Yes there is an accessible, public washroom facility adjacent to the rink, operated by the City of Saskatoon.