The Forks is set to open its famous skating trail to the public today. This year it is dubbed as Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

[quote]Skate Rentals are available at the Mini Donuts Factory located adjacent to the skate changing area in The Forks Market Atrium. Rates are $2 for children and seniors and $4 for adults. Call 257.0288 or 955.8814 for group bookings.

The Snowboard Fun Park features a variety of rails, table tops, jumps and fun-boxes. Drop-in ramps are also located in the skateboard park.

Olympic-sized Skating Rink is located adjacent to the Scotiabank Stage and is available for leisure skating and pick-up hockey games. The rink is maintained daily with a Zamboni for excellent ice conditions. Hockey nets and warm-up shacks are provided.

The Toboggan Run goes off a small berm behind the parkade. Bring your toboggan and glide into Festival Park.

1.2 km of Skating Trails connect the largest portion of Arctic Glacier Winter Park to The Plaza and Market areas and meander through The Forks site. All trails, rinks and the river are connected to the Plaza with rubber mats. Warming huts and many benches are strategically placed along the trails.

Great-West Life Interactive Ice Castle is located in The Market Plaza, in front of The Original Pancake House and is created by Krystal Dreams Ice Sculptures. This year, kids can climb, shuffle and shimmy their way through this cool feature.[endquote]

Click here for a complete up-to-date listing of Skating Trails and Park Conditions.

Click here to download your 2010-2011 map.


Image River rinks Originally uploaded by Dano