The City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Department has opened the Skating Oval west of the City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Complex on McGregor Avenue.
The facility opened Friday and centered around the rink oval is the Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Waterfall of Lights display, which is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. during the winter season. No public vehicles are allowed in the direct area of the Waterfall of Lights display. The public is encouraged to park in designated areas on McGregor Avenue or Hilton Avenue and walk through the area to view the lights.
The City of Brandon Parks & Recreation Department is asking all members of the public to enjoy the lighting displays at a safe distance and not to enter areas where power cords exist.
Friday was the official opening of Hanbury Hill, located just off Braecrest Drive in Sir Winston Churchill Park. The Hanbury Hill Warm-up Pavilion is open from 9am to 11pm, while the decorative lighting and floodlights are switched on each evening from 5pm to 11pm for the duration of the season.
Other sledding hills open to the public are at Rideau Park and Wheat City Golf Course/Recreation Centre, and smaller sliding hills are 34th Street & Cherry Crescent Sliding Hill and Parkdale Park Sliding Hill. Families are encouraged to take advantage of all of the above complimentary winter recreation offerings.
All are unattended areas.