January 23, 2020
The oval is CLOSED due to warm weather. Decisions are being made daily so watch for updates here and on Facebook.
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Long blade skaters: The oval is reserved for long blade skating
Sundays from 10 - 11. This provides a great opportunity to get in some laps before it gets too crowded. There are also some folks there who can give tips in a relaxed friendly way if you are interested.
Wheelchair access to the ice oval is now complete as is public access to an indoor washroom.
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:
How Old Are You Anyway?
If one lap = one year
Can you skate your age?
Join the Outdoor Ice Oval Birthday Club
by skating your age in laps*.
*you can choose to wind back time and reverse your age or add and subtract your numbers however you like.
*** Weather permitting ***
Sunday, January 26th from 10:00 to 4:00
Get a piece of birthday cake and a certificate.
Free hot chocolate.
Registration by donation.
Back by Popular Demand!
Skate and Snowball Fun Biathlon
Saturday February 1st
Registration at 12:15 - Racing starts at 1:00
Entry fees by donation.
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 Dome Creek, or dare I say McBride or Winnipeg.
A drone shot of the ice oval at night - wow!
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
Note: Those under 18 yrs. old require a parent's or guardian's signature.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 am - 4 pm
Holiday hours: Dec. 23, 24, and 26: 11 am - 4 pm
(subject to availability of volunteers)
If you can volunteer a couple of hours on a weekend
please contact Kathy at email@example.com.
Rental fee: $5 for two hours