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Ice Skating Rules

Park Authority employees and authorized volunteer staff have been trained and are obligated to enforce these rules and regulations. Failure to abide by these rules may also result in violators being ejected from the park immediately and prohibited from future use of park property, facilities or services.


ice skating

  1. Directions of the skate guard on duty must be obeyed at all times.
  2. Skaters may not enter the ice until the ice resurfacer doors are closed. Skaters must leave the ice promptly at the end of a session before resurfacing begins.
  3. Skates must be worn to enter the ice surface.
  4. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years or older.
  5. Announcements must be adhered to at all times by skaters.
  6. No racing or speed skating is allowed during public sessions.
  7. Skating across traffic or cutting in front of other skaters is prohibited.
  8. Eating or drinking is not permitted on the ice surface.
  9. Jumps and spins will be confined to center ice. Jumps are not permitted during busy public sessions.
  10. Beginner skaters should skate along the sideboards.
  11. Skaters should avoid stopping on ice next to sideboards as beginners need to use this area for support.
  12. No more than two skaters may join hands while skating. Chain skating is not permitted.
  13. Carrying people or articles on the ice is not allowed.
  14. Do not sit on, lean over, or leave articles on the sideboards.
  15. Lock all personal belongings in a locker provided in the rink area. The ice rink is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
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