Skating rinks and slide

The decision to open the outdoor rinks and slide depends on several variables, the first is weather, but another important consideration is the condition of maintenance equipment.

 

COVID19 Prevention

 

FREE SKATING ONLY

Players must comply with the sanitary measures and rules for the rinks, in particular a physical distance of two meters between people or family bubbles must be respected. 

Respect the maximum number of skaters on the ice.

  • To ensure fairness, ice periods are limited to a maximum of one continuous hour, depending on attendance.
  • Players must comply with the sanitary measures and rules for the rinks.
  • The rinks are prioritized for Senneville residents.

PROHIBITED

  • Free hockey
  • Hockey sticks or pucks
  • Organized activities (ligues, tournaments, competitions, classes)

We are not taking any reservation requests for our outdoor rinks

Updated January 13, 2021


Ice Condition

Outdoor rinks 

OPEN: Senneville Park (main rink and tennis court)
OPEN: Michel-Legault Park
 
 

Updated: January 19, 2021

 


Skating Rinks

In winter time, the Village of Senneville maintains two outdoor rinks:

  • Senneville park
    20, Morningside Avenue
  • Michel-Legault park
    35, Phillips Avenue

Important Information

It is important to underline that climate change has a significant impact on the possibility of practicing this activity. Frequent and significant variations in weather conditions and reduced frost period affect the quality of the ice and often completely prevent preparation. Our teams make sure to prepare the ice rinks ice rinks so that they are operational as soon as the weather allows.

 

Preparing an Outdoor Skating Rink

Weather Conditions

  • A layer of snow must line the ground
  • The outside temperature should be at most -8 °C during the day and be below -15 °C at night
  • This temperature must be maintained for at least 5 consecutive days

Main steps

  • Installing borders or strips
  • Preparation of a 5 cm thick compacted snow base
  • Hardening period
  • Watering and surface work
  • Repetition of the watering operations until reaching an ice thickness of about 10 cm
  • Repairing cracks caused by temperature variation

Following the watering step, it is important to wait for the surface to freeze properly before skating. It is important not to venture into rinks before they are ready, as the weight of the individuals on the forming ice could affect the condition of the ice surface.

In the summer,  the rink in Senneville Park (20 Morningside Avenue) is used for floor hockey as well as a basketball court.


Slide

The snow-covered slide will be made if weather conditions permit.