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Winter Activities in Moncton

January 12, 2015

MONCTON – Moncton is a wonderful place to have fun during the winter months with a variety of activities available for everyone both indoors and outdoors!


Check out the public skating schedule for the Redball Internet Centre and the Crossman Community Centre-Kay Arena. Don’t forget your helmet!

The City maintains the following outdoor rinks:
  • Centennial Park: KaBoom rink for hockey, rink at park entrance and the oval;
  • Victoria Park;
  • Mapleton Park (beside the Rotary Pavilion);
  • Riverfront Park (new rink); 
  • City Hall. 

All outdoor rinks are open daily and will be maintained, weather permitting.

Go swimming at the YMCA for just 2$ from January 5 – March 7, 2015 on Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sleigh Rides

Sleigh rides are available throughout the winter in Centennial Park, weather permitting. To book your group, email general@campcentennial.ca or call 853-3507.

Sliding, Snowshoeing, and Cross-Country Skiing

Centennial Park has many kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails as well as two sliding hills. You can also go snowshoeing at Centennial, Mapleton, Fairview Knoll and Irishtown Nature Parks, and the Northwest and Humphrey’s Brook Trails. 
If you don’t own skis or snowshoes, you may rent some from the Centennial Outdoor Centre in Centennial Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 853-3507 for information. 


Centennial Park, Mapleton Park, Irishtown Nature Park, Fairview Knoll Park, Northwest Trail, Riverfront Trail and Humphrey’s Brook Trail, are all cleared for winter walking. 
Prefer to be indoors? Check out the public walking schedules for these facilities:

Snow Motion days in February

Get in snow motion every Sunday in February from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a wide range of activities in Centennial Park and Mapleton Park.

On February 1 and 15, come to Centennial Park and enjoy an afternoon of skating, sliding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or walking in the trails. If that’s not enough, take a sleigh ride around the park. Snowshoe and cross country ski rentals are available for free during the events.

On February 8 and 22, make your way to Mapleton Park and go for a skate on the new rink next to the Pavilion or a leisurely walk in the trails. Snowshoeing will also be available with free snowshoe rentals offered. 
Check Moncton.ca for regular updates on rink, park and trail conditions. Don’t miss out on a trip through winter wonderland this year!

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Media Contact:

Kelly Jones
Communications Officer
City of Moncton