Within the Know: Public outside ice rink: Enjoyable for all ages


Experience the delights of winter in Scarborough with a range of outdoor recreation spaces. Once we weather the cold temps, head to our municipal skating pond for a fun family activity.

For over three decades Scarborough’s Department of Municipal Services has maintained an outdoor ice rink which skaters can enjoy free of charge when winter conditions are favourable. The rink is located at 20 Municipal Drive in Scarborough, between the high school lawn and Wentworth School. Parking is available at Wentworth School or along the school fields and tennis courts.

As long as we have low temperatures for days, the ice rink can usually be opened every day. It will then remain open as long as the cold persists. Check the Scarborough Community Services Facebook page for the latest conditions, which are updated between 9am and 10am weekdays. The post will be pinned to the top of the Scarborough Community Services page to let you know if the rink is open at normal times or closed due to poor ice or weather conditions or closed for maintenance hoping to open later in the day will.

Scarborough Community Services will monitor conditions and maintain the rink, including snow removal and regular flooding to replenish the ice. If you drop by and it looks like you can skate and there aren’t any signs to say it’s closed, feel free to use the rink. However, if there are signs saying the rink is closed, please do not skate. Rink closures are for public safety and to prepare the rink for colder weather when staff see an opportunity to improve surface conditions.

There are two different rinks – an upper rink for hockey and a lower rink for ice skating. Please do your best to comply with these zoning codes, especially when young skaters are using the lower rink for the first time. Any person younger than high school age must wear a helmet at all times when playing hockey. Ice hockey is only allowed on the upper court – it is forbidden on the lower court.

There are benches around the rink for people to put on and take off their gear and the lights come on in the evenings. Depending on the weather and ice conditions, both ice rinks are open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m

Scarborough Community Services aims to improve the quality of life for all residents by fostering a community-centric environment through properly maintained public spaces and engaging recreational opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact the community service staff at [email protected]carboroughmaine.org or 207-730-4150.

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