Hamilton launching outdoor skating rinks, other winter activities

With a snowy winter season upon us, the City of Hamilton is launching a variety of programs and activities to help keep residents active during the coldest months of the year.

This includes the forthcoming opening of numerous outdoor skating rinks managed by the city, with locations including Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, Dundas Driving Park, Freelton Community Park, and Waterdown Memorial Park.

The free outdoor skating rinks open on December 17th, are operated and patrolled by city staff, and will operate daily – weather permitting – until 10 pm.

Those who want to partake in indoor drop-in skating can do so at a large variety of the city’s arenas, including Chedoke Twin Pad Arena, Inch Park Arena, Valley Park Arena, Rosedale Arena, Harry Howell Twin Pad Arena, and many others. A full list of schedules is available on the city website.

But that’s not all! Hamilton is also operating winter golf at Chedoke Golf Club’s Martin course from November 22nd, 2022 to March 11th, 2023. Disc golf will be available at King’s Forest Golf Club from November 28th, 2022 to March 11th, 2023.

Those wanting to book a slot for winter golf at Chedoke at $24 per player can call 905-521-2970, or for disc golf at King’s Forest at $6 plus HST per 18 holes by calling 905-546-4781.

“The City of Hamilton is pleased to offer a variety of winter activities and programming to suit a wide range of age groups and activity levels,” said Hamilton’s Mayor Andrea Horwath in a release.

“We hope all residents take advantage of the programming to get outdoors, stay active and have fun this season.”

Learn more about Hamilton’s winter recreation programs on the city website.

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