City of Fredericton

City Adds Seven Hours a Week to Public Skating Times

Fredericton, NB (October 10, 2013) – Are you looking for a fun, healthy and affordable activity to fill your free hours this fall and winter?  The City of Fredericton recreation and social facilitation division has added seven hours a week of public skating times to the fall and winter skating schedule.  This new schedule is in effect from October 14, 2013 until March 30, 2014.

“This is great way to stay active this winter, whether as part of a social outing or exercise program,” said Coun. Mike O’Brien, Chair of the City’s Community Services Committee.  “I encourage everyone to get out and take advantage of our great arena facilities.”

Every fall and winter season, the City offers times during which residents and visitors alike can go to local arenas to lace up their skates and get out on the ice.  This year, some changes have been made to the program in hopes of improving the user experience.  In order to accommodate more residents, seven hours per week of public skating have been added to the schedule.

All of the new hours have been scheduled in the City’s two newest arenas – Willie O’Ree Place and Grant •Harvey Centre.  The state of the art Grant•Harvey Centre facility has a huge Olympic-sized ice surface where everyone will have plenty of space. 

The majority of the ice times offered are free of charge.  Roughly only one out of every nine public skates requires a payment prior to participation.  Even when payment is required, however, it is still very affordable – two dollars per adult and only one dollar per child.  All the skates that require a payment are clearly labelled on the schedule.

To see the Public Skating Schedule for the City of Fredericton, visit the Recreation & Leisure section of the City of Fredericton website at  You can also call the recreation office during regular business hours at 506-460-2230 or send an email.

For more on recreation and leisure at the City of Fredericton, residents may want to visit the division’s Facebook page at or follow the division on Twitter at @CityFredRec. 

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