There is something whimsical about strapping on a pair of skates and taking it outside, isn’t there? One of my absolute favourite discoveries about Moncton has been the abundance of outdoor skating rinks! In fact, there’s one just two blocks from my home, in gorgeous Victoria Park.
While weather outside can have so many of us wanting to pull up the covers and zone out to Netflix, outdoor skating has some amazing benefits! In addition to the calories burned and the balance control, getting outside in the winter also helps with depression. Seriously, how many people have you ever seen on skates with a frown? (The NHL aside).
Take a drive around the city after school or on the weekend and you’ll see kids & adults alike, gathering to share some winter fun!
So, where are Moncton’s rinks? According to the City of Moncton, they are in almost every neighborhood:
Mapleton Place (90 Candlewood Drive)
Prince Edward Park (25 Burlington Avenue)
Sunny Brae Park (45 Centre Street)
Hamilton Heights Playground (120 Evergreen Dr)
Roxborough Park (140 Barrington Crescent)
Centennial Park Pond
Centennial Park Kaboom Rink
Victoria Park (Weldon at John Street)
Have you been using any of our city’s outdoor rinks? Which is your favourite and why?