December 5, 2019
The oval is open regular hours.
Ice conditions are good.
Please note that Wednesdays after 6pm the oval is open to speed skaters only.
Wheelchair access to the ice oval is now almost complete as is public access to an indoor washroom.
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Download the 2019-2020 Season Pass and Membership application form.
Follow the link "Fees & Schedule" and click on
Download Season Pass/Membership Form.
Season Pass fees remain:
$25.00 per person
$60.00 per family.
See you at the Oval!
REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Outdoor Ice Oval Society is looking for volunteers
to help with ice maintenance.
A typical session of ice maintenance involves snow clearing
and flooding, plus area maintenance.
A typical session takes about two hours.
Snow clearing is done with a skidsteer (aka Bobcat)
using a blade and then brush to sweep the surface.
As needed, we also clear snow by hand with shovels.
Flooding is done with a five-tonne truck and ice conditioner (aka Zamboni). During the early season we flood the surface with hoses. Maintenance also involves setting up the skaters’ area, including mats, posts, and tables.
See pictures of ice maintenance at
We are looking for people who can contribute once or twice a week (about 2-4 hours per week).
Ice maintenance is scheduled on
weekday mornings at 9:00 am and evenings at 8:30 pm.
On weekends, sessions are scheduled for 8:00 am and 8:30 pm.
As weather conditions demand,
ice maintenance takes place during the day.
Ice maintenance involves working outdoors in winter conditions.
No ice-making experience is necessary.
Training will be provided for all aspects of the work.
Experience operating equipment will be helpful.
If you are interested in volunteering or want additional information, please contact us:
East Line Skating Challenge.
How far can you skate this year? Keep track of your laps and see how far you go on the railroad line heading east from Prince George. Maybe you will get to Shelley, or perhaps to Dome Creek or McBride.
Forms to help you keep track should be available very soon.
Chill the Oval!
The DONATE HERE button will take you to a dedicated page
on the City of Prince George website where you can make your donation to the Chill the Oval campaign.
Become a partner in the Outdoor Ice Oval
Four-season Facility and Refrigeration Project.
Our goal to bring refrigeration to the outdoor oval
will allow the oval to become a year-round recreation facility.
Read our Chill the Oval! brochure for more information
Instead of an on-line donation, you can download the donation form in the brochure, fill it out completely, and mail or deliver it to the City of Prince George,
which is taking donations on our behalf and issuing tax receipts.
Only speed skates and nordic blades are available
Speed skate sizes range from European 32 to 45, American 1 to 12
Nordic blades include 2 pair with NNN and
2 pair with SNS bindings
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am - 4 pm
(subject to availability of volunteers)
If you can volunteer a couple of hours on a weekend
please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rental fee: $5 for two hours