City operated rinks, skating oval and trail now open for season

Friday, December 24, 2021

The City of Sault Ste. Marie operated outdoor boarded skating rinks and ice pads – Anna McCrea, Merrifield and Esposito rinks, Art Jennings Speed Skating Oval and the Clergue Park Skating Trail – are open for the season effective December 26. The outdoor ice surfaces will remain open weather permitting.  
Current COVID-19 guidelines apply to all outdoor rink locations.  
  • Plan your visit accordingly. Conduct a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms before attending an outdoor ice surface/rink or skating trail.  
  • At the outdoor ice surface/ rink or trail, follow signage and markers posted at rink locations. Maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from those you do not live with and wear a mask or a face covering at all times even outdoors.  
  • In order to comply with provincial orders, hockey games, scrimmages, shinny and pick up hockey are prohibited. Hockey sticks, pucks and nets should not be on the ice at any time. Designated hockey rinks (Anna McCrea, Merrifield and Esposito rinks) will be used for skating only.  
  • Benches will be located outdoors to put skates on and off. Rinks with indoor change areas will be limited and users must wear facemasks, adhere to social distancing protocols and sign in for tracing purposes. 
  • Security Staff will supervise and control usage of the outdoor skating rink locations and trail during operating hours.
Regular scheduling and capacity for the ice rinks are as follows: 

Rink  Location  Hours of Operation  Capacity 
Esposito Rink  36 Queen Street West  Weekdays 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Weekend 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Merrifield Rink  331 Patrick Street  Weekdays 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Weekend 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Anna McCrea Rink  250 Mark Street  Weekdays 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Weekend 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Art Jennings Speed Skating Oval  260 Elizabeth Street  Weekdays noon to10 p.m. 
Weekends 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Clergue Park Skating Trail  10 East Street  Weekdays noon to 10 p.m. 
Weekends 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
For more information, follow the City’s Facebook page or contact Public Works at 705-759-5201 or the Community Development & Enterprise Services Department at 705-759-5310. The City thanks citizens for their cooperation and patience during this time and encourages responsible use of these facilities within the guidelines provided.  
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