Ice Skating Oval

Closed until further notice due to the above 0 temperatures and sun Feb 26, 2021 at 2:30

Welcome to the Central Manitoulin Ice Skating Oval. This is a short term amenity that allows users to get exercise outdoors and will be open when weather and conditions permit. During the evenings the ball field lights will be turned on for skating.  Please visit this page or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MunicipalityofCentralManitoulin for up to date information.  

Location

"A" Ball Field Municipal Complex in Mindemoya. 6020 Highway 542, Mindemoya, ON P0P 1S0

New Hours 

Due to the maintenance of the ice skating oval, climate and weather conditions the hours of operation have changed.
As of February 25, 2021
Weekdays Monday through Friday 
2 pm to 9 pm daily weather and ice conditions permitting. 
Weekends Saturday and Sunday
10 am to 9 pm daily weather and ice conditions permitting. 

Rules, COVID Regulations & Other Information

  1. Please skate in a counterclockwise direction only.

  2. Sorry no hockey or organized sports under COVID regulations.

  3. Due to COVID regulations only 25 people at a time on the ice surface.

  4. Please stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from other skaters outside of your family unit.

  5. Wearing of helmets by all skaters, especially young or new skaters is highly recommended.

  6. COVID mask wearing and frequent hand sanitation are recommended.

  7. Skates must be worn when on the ice surface.

  8. Do not use this amenity if you are feeling ill or have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. 

  9. Carrying infants on the ice is not permitted due to the risk of injury to both the child and parent.

  10. Keep the ice surface clear of debris, dirt, sand and salt. Please do not bring foreign objects on the ice including hockey sticks, pucks, pilons etc.

  11. Leave existing pilons in place, they are placed specifically for safety reasons.

  12. Users are permitted to use supplied shovels and broom to clear the track of light snow.

  13. Skating backwards, figure skating maneuvers and erratic/excessive speed skating are not permitted.

  14. No food, drink or gum chewing on the ice. No littering, please use provided garbage cans.

  15. Please no pets at this amenity, pets outside of this amenity must be in care and control of their owner at all times.

  16. Zero tolerance for mischief, vandalism, violence, weapons, harassment, obscene language and horseplay.

  17. All visitors must show respect and courtesy to ALL others regardless of race, gender, creed or ability.

  18. Please social distance on provided benches when changing in and out of skates.

  19. Use at your own risk. Please use your best judgment when deciding to use this amenity.  Users assume risk when using an outdoor facility that is susceptible to unpredictable weather and climate conditions.

  20. Please follow all current COVID Regulations from the Province of Ontario, Public Health and the Federal government.
    Visit covid-19.ontario.ca for more information.

  21. It is highly recommended that children under 12 years of age be supervised and informed of these rules.

  22. Under current COVID-19 regulations outdoor recreation is permitted and is not considered an organized gathering, but rather a public space, like a nature trail. As such, individual Municipalities retain the right to open or close those amenities based on end-users ability to use the amenity in a COVID-19 safe fashion. Users should adhere to all of the above rules and recommendations to ensure your own safety as well as those around you.

  23. In case of emergency call 911. The address is "A" Ball Field 6020 Highway 542, Mindemoya, ON 

 

Contacts
Reporting issues with ice conditions or amenity.
Daytime
Monday to Friday except Holidays from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Maintenance Department 
Office 705-377-5858 or cell 705-348-8100
Evening /Weekends
Monday to Friday Including Holidays 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Sunday and Holidays 10 am to 9:00 pm
Marcus Mohr Community Development/Outreach Coordinator Office 705-377-5726
or cell 1-249-878-1659

Updates:

February 26, 2021 
Closed until further notice due to the above 0 temperatures and sun Feb 26, 2021 at 2:30

February 25, 2021 

New Hours due to the maintenance of the oval, climate and weather conditions the hours of operation have changed.
As of February 25, 2021
Weekdays Monday through Friday 
2 pm to 9 pm daily weather and ice conditions permitting. 
Weekends Saturday and Sunday
10 am to 9 pm daily weather and ice conditions permitting. 

February 22, 2021 
The Ice Skating Oval will be closed Mon. Feb. 22 & Tues. Feb. 23. Tentative closure the 24th due to warm weather & excess snow. We plan to leave the snow on the ice during the warm weather to insulate it and protect it from the sun and warm weather. 

February 19, 2021 
Please be advised that the ice skating oval at the Mindemoya Ball Field is planned to be closed on Monday Feb. 22 & Tuesday Feb. 23. With the expected above 0 temperatures and potential snow we are plannign to leave the snow on the ice to insulate it until it cools down again.

February 18, 2021 

The Central Manitoulin Ice Skating Oval will be closed all day today Thursday Feb 18, 2021 so we can build up more ice before the warm weather. 

February 16, 2021 

The ice skating oval is open 2pm to 9 pm today! Lights are on ftom 6pm o 9 pm.
The oval is currently closed until at least the mid-afternoon until the snow subsides and we can clean and water the oval properly.

February 14, 2021

The ice skating oval will open at 11 am due to snow clearing and watering. Open until 9pm. Bring your valentines down for a skate!

February 12, 2021 
The Ice Skating Oval is scheduled to officially open at 5pm on the evening of Friday February 12th, 2021.  Daily checks of ice conditions are being performed. 

 

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

Find out more...

On The Map