UPDATE Jan 22: Oval is OPEN Fri., Sat., Sun. from Noon - 6 pm. Please review the Oval's COVID-19 protocols before coming out.

Updates

UPDATE Jan. 22, 2021
The Oval is OPEN today from noon to 6:00 p.m. AND this weekend, same times. Saturday & Sunday (noon to 3:00 p.m.) speed skate rentals available for $5.
Note:
-According to new Provincial Covid-19 restrictions, group sizes must be no larger than FIVE people.
-Keep a two-metre distance from others.
-Please wear a mask when not skating.
-Please review our protocols on our website before coming out: https://bit.ly/3hZ0K6a.
-You MUST self-screen for Covid-19. You'll find screening info here: https://bit.ly/38rNQuc.
Following our protocols helps ensure a safe environment for all and the Oval's continued operation for recreational activity during the lockdown. 
Enjoy your skate today, folks! Stay well.

UPDATE Jan. 21, 2021

Oval is OPEN today. NOON - 6:00 p.m.

Note: Environment Canada says snow is expected later this afternoon, including heavy snow squalls. Depending on when snowfall begins, we may need to close earlier than 6:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

Good News: Weather reports look favourable for skating on Friday, throughout the weekend, and next week. 

Stay tuned. Stay well.

 

Update Jan 20, 2021
UPDATE Jan. 20: The Oval is OPEN today from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Note:
-According to new Provincial Covid-19 restrictions, group sizes must be no larger than FIVE people.
-Keep a two-metre distance from others.
-Please wear a mask when not skating.
-Please review our protocols on our website before coming out: https://bit.ly/3hZ0K6a.
-You MUST self-screen for Covid-19. You'll find screening info here: https://bit.ly/38rNQuc.
Following our protocols helps ensure a safe environment for all and the Oval's continued operation for recreational activity during the lockdown.
Enjoy your skate today, folks! Stay well.
Update Jan 19, 2021
UPDATE 19 Jan: The Oval is still CLOSED. Ice is not quite ready for skating; however, the ice crew says tomorrow (Wed.) afternoon will likely be good for opening.
 
It's the best we can do for now, folks. Stay tuned. Stay well.
Update Jan 17, 2021
Oval is CLOSED.
The ice has some wet spots and needs a cold night before it can be scraped, and we can resume flooding.
GOOD NEWS: We expect to reopen for skating on Tuesday.
A big THANK YOU to everyone for respecting our signs and staying off the track this week!
Update Jan 12, 2021
You checked the weather reports today and thought, "The Oval will have to close." You were right. As of Jan 12, the Oval is closed until consistently lower temperatures return.
We'll be back. Stay tuned. Stay well.
Update 9 Jan 2021
Well, here's some good news...The Oval is OPEN today! Noon to 6 p.m.
Be advised that the Ontario Speed Skating Oval will be open during the provincial shutdown (weather permitting) with modifications to our protocols. Please review our protocols on our website before coming out: https://bit.ly/3hZ0K6a.
You MUST self-screen for Covid-19. You'll find screening info here: https://bit.ly/38rNQuc.
Following our protocols helps ensure a safe environment for all and the Oval's continued operation for recreational activity during the lockdown.
Enjoy your skate today, folks! Stay well.
Update 8 Jan 2021
UPDATE: The Oval Ice Crew flooded the track on Thursday and Friday. Today, they brought out the Zamboni (the first time this season) to scrape the ice for a smoother skating surface.
Unfortunately, the sunny weather on Friday created some softer sections. So, we can't say for sure right now if skating can begin on Saturday. The Ice Crew will visit the Oval first thing tomorrow morning (Saturday), and we'll update you at 10 a.m.
Thank you for your patience. Stay well...
Update 8 Jan 2021
UPDATE: Not open yet - but looking good. The Ice Crew's to report this afternoon. We'll let you know what to expect for this weekend.
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Update 4 Jan 2021
Our ice crew has been working hard to get the ice in stateable shape. They're out again today flooding. It's always a process each season and may seem even more so this year because of the Covide-19 lockdown. We appreciate your patience.
 
In the meantime, please stay off the track when the Oval is CLOSED. The opening is DELAYED when we have to stop to scrape and fill footprints and dog prints. As always: No Dogs Allowed on the track -- there are lots of other places to walk your dog.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.