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(Currently Closed) The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza is open to pre-registered skaters this season from Wednesday – Sunday, from 1 pm – 8 pm!
Click here for more information about COVID-19 protocols in place at the Meewasin Rink for the season, or register for your 45 minute skate time here!
The Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink @Nutrien Plaza is officially open for the season!
Located in Kiwanis Memorial Park North beside the Delta Bessborough Hotel, this beautiful outdoor rink is open to pre-registered skaters this season.
Things look a little different this year! Additional precautions are in place in accordance with Government of Saskatchewan guidelines to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
Things you should know:
- Access to the skating rink area is restricted to a maximum of 30 individuals including Meewasin staff.
- Pre-registration is required to book a one-hour window (45-minute skate time) between the hours of 1:00pm and 8:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday to ensure the maximum capacity is not surpassed.
- Skate times start promptly on the hour and you will have 45 minutes of skate time before we need to clear the ice for the next group.
- Please be on time! Registrant’s space(s) may be cancelled if they do not arrive within 10 minutes of the scheduled skate time.
- Bring your own skates and dress for the weather! Access to the skating chalet beside the rink is restricted to Meewasin employees only. For safety reasons we are unable store personal belongings or lend skates to the public this year.
- The outside fire pit will run regularly for warm-up opportunities. Additional benches will be installed along the ice surface at acceptable physically distanced intervals.
- The Government of Saskatchewan is currently limiting outdoor group gatherings to a maximum of 10 people. We cannot accept group bookings that exceed this size, any bookings that exceed this limit will be cancelled.
- Please note that bookings are intended to provide opportunities to skate. As available bookings are limited, please help by keeping spectators to a minimum.
- Please note that the Meewasin Skating Rink is closed for flooding from 10am-12pm Wednesday to Sunday. You are welcome to skate outside of these hours even out of our registration hours, but please clear the ice surface for this time.
- Register now! We will be releasing new skate times on Mondays. If bookings are full please check back to register for a later date.
Winter is cool, but no shows aren’t! If you have booked a skate time and can no longer attend, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or phone the rink at 306-229-8827 so we can make your space available to another skater.
Thanks for being kind to our staff, they are working hard to give everyone an opportunity to skate in adherence with the Government of Saskatchewan’s public health orders.
To celebrate the opening of the rink, we created a video of the lighting of the twinkle lights! Check it out on our social media channels.
Open mid December to mid March: Wednesday to Sunday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Skating is by donation.
Skate rentals are not available in the 2020/21 season.
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, 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
Do you need to register to skate?
Yes, registration is required for admission into the skating rink area for the 2020/21 season.
Please register here.
Skaters must bring their own skates, wear masks and physically distance from others not in their group.
Is entry to the skating chalet and skate borrowing available?
Access to the skating chalet beside the rink will be restricted to Meewasin employees only, which also eliminates any storage for personal belongings as well as the lending of shared skates to the public in the 2020/21 season.
When are the skating parties going to be held?
Skating parties for the 2020/21 season are TBD
To celebrate the opening of the rink, we will be creating a video of the lighting of the Tim Hortons twinkle lights and post it to our social media channels!
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?
Access to the ice surface will not be restricted outside of regular operating hours (1:00pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday) and will be posted with ‘Use at Own Risk’ information (similar to community rinks within Saskatoon).
Is there an admission charge?
No, there is no cost for skating at the rink. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Donate online to reduce cash transactions.
Does Meewasin accept donations of skates?
Typically, donations of skates are welcomed, but due to COVID-19, we will not be accepting skate donations during the 2020/21 season.
Is it possible to book a group function at the rink?
Since all skaters must register (up to two weeks) in advance for ice time this year, group functions will also need to book through this process, with a maximum of 24 participants. Please email us to book a time more than 2 weeks in advance.
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.
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.