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Lions Centennial Park’s skating trail now open

Good news for those who have been eagerly sharpening their skates for a chance to stretch out their stride at the Lions Centennial Park’s skating trail: the trail is now open and ready to go.

The light display is also continuing so skaters can enjoy the colourful spectacle as they go around the trail.

The display will continue to light up the park for the month of January. The skating trail can be accessed from the north-end gazebo at Centennial Park.

Park benches and rubber mats have been installed to provide people a place to lace up and take off their skates.

The skating trail was built by the Ponoka East District Fire Department in conjunction with the Town of Ponoka operations crews.

Throughout the winter, the fire department will continue flooding the ice surface and town crews will clear snow along the trail as needed.

The town notes that the ice trail is for public skating only and hockey isn’t permitted.

Skaters are asked to follow all COVID-19 provincial health orders and recommendations, including physical distancing from other households and staying home if you are feeling unwell.

To stay up-to-date with outdoor recreation opportunities in the Town of Ponoka, please visit the town’s website, ponoka.ca.

Town of Ponoka