Looking for something to do this weekend? The Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks is now open for the season! Skate on 1.2 kilometres of trails, slide down the toboggan run, skate your way through the Great-West Life Snowman Lane or try your tricks in the professionally designed Snowboard Fun Park.
The Plaza Skating Rink is artificially cooled, allowing the skating surface to stay frozen earlier in the winter and remain later into the spring. The canopy above the ice surface is beautifully lit and animated with music.
The Snowboard Fun Park features a variety of rails, table tops, jumps and fun-boxes. Drop in ramps are located in the skateboard park.
An 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 trail.
Festive lights enhance Arctic Glacier Winter Park by keeping the entire site colourfully lit and providing a warm, beautiful glow.
Skates can be rented across the Mini Donuts Factory. Rates are $2.50 for children and seniors, and $4.50 for adults. Some of the amenities are still under construction. Click here for an updated list of whats open. [THEFORKS.COM]