See the current status of each individual rink below.
Guelph/Eramosa has several outdoor rinks in our neighbourhood parks that are maintained by fantastic community volunteers who help to provide hours of outdoor enjoyment for people of all ages.
Public Safety Announcement
PLEASE STAY OFF STORMWATER FACILITIES. THEY'RE NOT SAFE FOR ANY REASON IN ANY SEASON.
- Stormwater ponds are designed to prevent flooding, erosion and improve the quality of water before it is gradually released back into the nearest stream or river.
- Please take caution around all bodies of water and remind children to not play in the area.
- Water may include road salt and other contaminants that affect ice quality.
- Stay off of any stormwater pond as they are not safe for use. The ponds may look safe, but it's what's below the surface that makes them different from regular ponds. As a result, water flow and water levels can fluctuate quickly without warning.
We invite you to join the list of community builders and become a volunteer at your local outdoor ice rink. The success of the outdoor ice rinks is in the hands of our community members! Being an outdoor ice rink volunteer is a great way to meet neighbours and give back to the community. If you are a high school student, volunteering at your local ice rink could count towards your 40 hours of required volunteer time.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at one of the outdoor rinks but would like a bit more information? Check out the Outdoor Rink Manual.
If you like what you've read in the Outdoor Rink Manual and would like to apply, here is the application form.
Please complete the application form and submit directly to the Community Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-856-9596 ext. 139.
This depends on the number of volunteers at your local outdoor ice rink. The initial building of the rink is time consuming but once the base is established, it could take no more than one hour a night to maintain the rink. So, if your rink has seven volunteers, that would be one hour per week per volunteer.
The temperature only needs to be below -5 degrees celsius to make ice and it does not matter if there is snow. Typically, we are seeing 30 to 45 skating dates per season in southwestern Ontario.
No, the Township provides a water source, hose, shovels and nets for each location.