Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval Scheduled To Open Today

The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval, located on Dudley Street at Avenue R, in the Gordie Howe Complex, will be opened for the season this morning.


Public skating hours are Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A maximum of 30 skaters will be allowed on the ice at a time.

The new warm-up and washroom facility is under construction, but there are temporary washroom and changing facilities. A maximum of 15 people may use the warm-up building at a time and 3 metres of distance must be maintained in accordance with the Public Health Orders.


Non-medial face masks must be worn at all times in the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval area including the ice surface and warm-up area.


Admission is free, and all skating skill levels are welcome to enjoy the 400 metre outdoor oval; speed skates are not necessary.


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