Public Skating in 2020-21
December 3, 2020
We are currently building ice but the oval is not yet ready to open. We will post notice as soon as the ice is ready for skating.
This season there will be several limits to our services due to COVID-19:
-Canfor House will be closed as we are not able to ensure physical distancing in that facility
-Skate rentals will not be available this season for safety reasons
-Ice conditions may be less than ideal, and the hours of opening may be reduced compared to past years due to reductions in maintenance schedules to protect our volunteers
The situation with COVID-19 is dynamic, and our plans may change due to public health recommendations
We encourage skaters to buy season’s passes (see link below) in order to reduce handling of cash, but caution that skating conditions as usual are subject to weather, and this year may also be affected by practices to ensure volunteer safety.
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The oval has wheel chair access.
Download the 2020-2021 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:
Snow last week resulted in a layer of ice forming on the oval surface. Crews will begin flooding Monday and will work through the week to make ice for you, weather permitting. We can't predict when the oval will be ready; colder temperatures would be welcome!
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.
Rentals will not be available in the 2020-21 season because of Covid safety concerns.