City of London, Ont. readying community ice rinks for winter season – London |

Londoners may be cruising around the ice as soon as this weekend with preparations underway to get three from the community outdoor ice rinks Ready for the holiday season.

City employees say work is underway to open the skating rink at Storybook and Victoria Park Rink Gardens on Saturday. The Rotary Arena at Covent Garden Market is expected to open the following weekend, on December 11th.

“Londonans continue to receive the vaccine and continue to follow public health guidelines, which makes this announcement yet another indication that we will reward everyone’s diligence and hard work,” Mayor Ed Holder says.

“Safety remains paramount, but we are very pleased to bring back another essential element of the holiday for Londoners to enjoy.”

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The city said anyone planning to visit its outdoor skating rinks is being asked to follow all health precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as remembering to stay six feet from other groups and to wear a mask.

Residents are also asked to wait for a space if the rink is too busy or to come back at another time.

Outdoor skating at Victoria Park will be open daily from 10am-10pm, weather permitting, and closed daily from 5:30-6:30pm for ice resurfacing.

Storybook Gardens’ outdoor winter skating trail winds through beautiful park grounds, providing a unique skating experience in town, and is open Tuesday through Sunday this winter, weather permitting.

Starting Saturday December 11th, free ice skating at the Rotary rink in Covent Garden Market will be available Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 7pm, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm

More details about the state of the ice rinks or how to book entry to specific rinks are available at london city location.

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