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Port Credit PARKS:
Memorial Park East

 

Outdoor Skating in Memorial Park

  • Starting in Winter 2009, an annual outdoor skating rink is provided at Port Credit Memorial Park (map) in the area west of the Arena parking lot, north of the playground, south of the skateboard park.  This family-oriented rink is installed and ready for operation (depending on the weather) by January each year.
  • The rectangular rink is approximately 64 feet wide X 80 feet long. 
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the maintenance of this natural rink.  A heated hut, supplies (e.g. shovels) and access to water will be provided.  Call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3780 to register for this exciting project that will benefit our whole community.  We've asked for this rink -- let's help make it great!
  • Volunteers Nick Marcinkiewicz, Steven Jenkinson and Ric Cooper did a great job to get the rink going in 2009, and reported: "It may be a bit bumpy but we're trying !!"  During the January/February cold spell, it was a wonderful sight to see people out skating.  Thanks guys!
  • Click to view the frame and hut in place, awaiting cold weather (Dec. 14, 2008.)
  • Click to view PHOTOS of the rink in action (January 2009).
  • Click to view PHOTOS and VIDEO of the PC175 Pond Hockey Tournament at the Port Credit Memorial Park outdoor rink on January 9, 2010.
  • December 2010: The outdoor rink is available again this winter, thanks to the community's faithful volunteers.  The painted rink hut was done by local high school students, aided by Port Credit artist Anna Claudette Ferguson (Facebook).
  • NOTE: The Credit River is also used for skating when it is cold enough. 
    Mississauga News
    article (Dec. 23, 2010): Youngsters enjoy Canada's game.  Excerpt: "Below-freezing temperatures this month are good for at least one thing: frozen ponds." (includes photo). 
    Press Release (Jan. 13, 2011): Skating Safety Alert: City Cautions Residents About Skating On Natural Bodies of Water.