March 5, 2023
We are sad to announce that the Oval is closed for the rest of the season.
We experienced severe cracking of the ice surface on January 28th and had to shut the oval down as the ice became unsafe for skating. Since then, the volunteer crew has put 192 person hours of volunteer time in to try to seal the cracks. Despite these efforts, we have been unable to come up with a solution for sealing these cracks which run through to the ground.
The deep cracks in the ice were a new challenge that the ice maintenance crew had to contend with. It is speculated that this was caused from the constantly expanding and contracting as the freeze thaw cycles occurred in late December and throughout January. In-ground refrigeration would have prevented this problem.
We are all sad that this means no more skating this Winter. We love seeing all kinds of skaters out enjoying our unique facility and hope you will continue to make skating at the Oval part of your winter next year.
What Visitors Say
Affordable, family oriented, and always fun.
Great place if you love skating. 2 thumbs up for the volunteers who make it possible!
Wonderful facilities and top quality maintained outdoor ice.
We are grateful to Tourism Prince George and Darrin Rigo Media for sharing their promotional media with us to use on our website.
Our outdoor ice oval made British Columbia Magazine's list
of ten awesome outdoor skating rinks in BC.