London-Middlesex is in the Red/Control category of the Provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework. A number of City facilities have reopened to the public for in-person programs and services.
From Doughty to Nesbitt, Virtue to Moir. Walking through your neighbourhood, you see the perfect spot. A clearing in the park behind your house that’s just the right size for an outdoor skating rink. You want to take charge, but don’t know how to do it and if it is even legal.
The answer is yes you can, with help from the Neighbourhood-Managed Ice Rinks program.
London’s winters provide the perfect match for outdoor skating. Outdoor rinks are community winter gathering spots, places where the scraping of ice and skate blades match the sound of laughter. The hometown, outdoor rink is iconic. Where communities can gather on the weekend to drink hot chocolate and create bonds with neighbours. This is London at its best.
Winter just got a lot more fun.
To receive a copy of the Neighbourhood-Managed Ice Rinks guide, please contact the NeighbourGood team by email at email@example.com or phone at 519-661-5365.
For information related to indoor public skating, Storybook Gardens, Victoria Park and Convent Garden skating, please visit our skating page.
The Neighbourhood-Managed Ice Rinks guide outlines administrative and operational procedures regarding neighbourhood-managed ice rinks formed and maintained on City property.
The procedures are meant to assist civic minded residents and groups in providing public skating opportunities in their neighbourhoods where such initiatives enhance recreational opportunities and are consistent with the interests of the City of London. The City of London appreciates such community initiatives. Through these procedures and outlines of responsibilities, we want to assist residents in providing ice rinks that maximize positive experiences and usage for skaters, volunteers, and the Corporation of the City of London.
To be approved for a neighbourhood ice rink, you will need the following: