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Mississauga’s largest ice rink has opened for the holiday season once again!

The huge outdoor ice rink at Celebration Square is open for the Christmas season. Public skating hours are from 10 AM to 10:30 PM, with the rink being patrolled every weekday from 4:30, and 10 AM on weekends.

The holiday schedules is as follows:

Christmas Eve (December 24, 2017): 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Christmas Day (December 25, 2017): 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2017): 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Family Day (February 19, 2018): 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Spring Break (March 12 to March 16, 2018): 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

If you’re not an avid, year-round skater, you might not have your own pair of skates. Well worry not, you can rent a pair at the rink! Below is the hours for renting skates, as well as the prices:

Skate Rental Hours
Weekdays: 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Prices
Skate Rental – Children (12 and under): $5.00
Skate Rental – Adults: $10.00
Helmet Rental (free for children 7 and under): $5.00
Skate Sharpening: $8.00
*pricing is based on 2 hour rentals

Skating is incredibly fun, whether you’re good at it or not. However, for those of us who are not quite as able-bodied, rink aids are available to help you join in the fun! And, it goes without saying, that skating can be dangerous, so here is the official code of conduct for the rink:

  • Please listen to and obey skate patrollers at all times
  • Please do not bring food or drink on the ice surface
  • Skate in the approved direction only. Do not skate backwards
  • All participants must be in full control and be able to avoid contact with other skaters – No horseplay/games
  • Please do not skate excessively fast or erratically
  • No hockey equipment or other toys/equipment are permitted on the ice surface
  • Only approved skate aid devices will be permitted
  • Please do not stand/rest on the ice surface
  • Please do not carry children while skating
  • Please leave the ice surface immediately when asked to do so by the skate patrollers
  • The use of CSA approved hockey helmets by all participants is strongly recommended
  • All participants must wear ice skates (excluding those in wheelchairs/sledges)

Follow the simple rules and everybody will be happy and safe. Beyond the skating, residents can also stop by the Holiday Street Market to grab some food or browse through a collection of fun holiday-themed merchandise, some of which is hand-made and perfect for gifting. Come early in the morning and you’ll spend an entire day having tons of fun at Celebration Square!

Not that it ever really changes in Canada, but the Christmas season is upon us and everyone will be out and skating once again! So if you’ve been waiting for the rinks to open, there is no better place than the biggest in the city at Celebration Square. The rink is open now and the lights have been officially turned on. Merry Christmas!