Every year, volunteers help us build and maintain outdoor skating rinks across Kitchener. Find a rink near you and learn how you can help on this page.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Locations
  3. Rink hours
  4. Volunteer to help
  5. Indoor skating rinks

COVID-19 updates

City of Kitchener parks, park amenities and trails remain open

Effective Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12:01 a.m. the Region of Waterloo will return to the Red-Control Level of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework.

Residents are encouraged to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Under provincial guidelines, bylaw enforcement will enforce gatherings larger than 25 people.

If you plan to visit a city-owned park, trail or open space in Kitchener, or use an outdoor amenity, please follow these guidelines:

  • Maintain a physical distance from other people of at least two metres or six feet, except for members of the same household.
  • Masks are strongly recommended. 
  • Only visit with people in your household.
  • Share the space on a trail – keep your visit short and try to avoid busier times
  • Keep moving – try to keep moving to let others also use the trail
  • Walk-in your own neighbourhood – most of our neighbourhoods have streets and sidewalks you may never have explored – and trails and quiet parks you have never visited.
  • Leave if the park is crowded
  • Keep your dog on a leash when not using off-leash dog parks.
  • Wash or use hand sanitizer before eating or drinking
  • Wash hands immediately upon returning home
  • Please only park in designated parking areas.
  • To help ease parking congestion at McLennan Park, a temporary one way system has been implemented. Traffic should enter the park from Block Line and exit onto Ottawa Street. Please park in designated parking bays and, if parking is full, park in the Lions Arena parking lot.

If you notice gatherings larger than 25 people outdoors or groups not physical distancing, please call 519 741-2345.


Rink hours

Outdoor rinks are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Volunteer to help

Our rinks are completely dependent on weather and volunteer support. Without generous help from our community volunteers, our rinks wouldn't be possible.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our outdoor rinks, email us or call 226-751-6403 for more information.