A skating rink has opened at Hamilton’s Gage Park

Though permissible activities are extremely limited during COVID-19 lockdown in Hamilton, outdoor recreation is still thankfully allowed for residents’ physical and mental health.

One of the numerous ways the city is endeavouring to offer some dynamic and safe options for outdoor fun is through city-sanctioned skating rinks in local parks.

While only four rinks are official city rinks – Bernie Morelli/Serafini Family Outdoor Ice Pad, Dundas Driving Park, Freelton Community Park, and Waterdown Memorial Park – the city is also allowing local volunteers to build community rinks in a list of approved parks.

With that, a group of volunteers from the surrounding neighbourhood have just built a sizeable skating rink in Hamilton’s Gage Park, providing another spot for locals to get some safe activity in.

An unofficial Twitter account for Gage Park tweeted the news back on January 29th, announcing that the rink has officially opened and is already readily being used by skate-happy Hamiltonians.

Locals who decide to use the Gage Park skating rink are required to observe the usual COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing masks on and off the ice, maintaining at least 2 metres of distance from others, not gathering in groups of people outside of your immediate household, and staying home if you feel unwell.

Additionally, if a rink appears too crowded with people, it is advised by the city that locals should either opt to come back later when there are less people present, or choose a different location or activity.

Read more about skating in Hamilton here.

Lead image courtesy of @gageparkhamont

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