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The Meewasin rink is now open for the season!!
Located in beautiful Kiwanis Memorial Park along Spadina Crescent next to the Delta Bessborough Hotel, the iconic Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @NutrienPlaza features a warm up shelter, washrooms and limited skate rentals available by donation.Open mid December to mid March: Monday to Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us to skate in the 2018/19 season!
Skating and skate rentals are by donation
Donations of gently used skates are graciously accepted at our office at 402 Third Avenue South or at the rink during skating hours.
The Meewasin Skating Rink, has the best skating views in Saskatoon! Its located on the edge of the South Saskatchewan River valley in the heart of downtown; a true gem within the community! This welcoming space that features an outdoor skating rink, fire pit, warm up lodge, skates to borrow, twinkling lights, and hosts several skating parties every year, needs donations to maintain activities! Over 45,000 people per year visit so even a small donation can go a long way to supporting the facility.
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.
When are the skating parties going to be held?
Skating parties for the 2019/2020 season will be:
December 18th 2019– Tim Hortons Twinkle lights Party: 5:00PM-9:00PM
December 31st 2019 – Meewasin New Year’s Eve Skating Party: 5:00PM-9:00PM
January 25th 2020 – Nutrien Wintershines Skating Party: 12:00PM-4:00PM
February 17th 2020 – Cameco Family Day Skating Party: 12:00PM-4:00PM
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 -30 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 or call 306-229-8827).
Is there an admission charge?
No, there is no cost for skating at the rink. 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 book. 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 information during the skating season. During the off-season please contact the Administration office at 306-665-6887.
Are there washrooms at this site?
Yes there is an accessible, public washroom facility adjacent to the rink, operated by the City of Saskatoon.