The Skating Trail is a natural ice surface through a wooded, forested area that is 1.5 km in length. There is no fee to skate on the trail during operating hours however donations are welcome as the trail was created and is maintained by a devoted group of volunteers. Donations we receive help ensure we can continue to group and properly maintain this magical trail.

Hours of operation:

The trail typically opens in January and closes in March, weather depending. The normal operating hours for the trails are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. This allows time for the volunteers to maintain the ice, keeping it in great condition. 

Being a natural ice surface that can be affected by the fluctuation of weather, operating hours can vary. Typically, the trail opens in January and closes in March. Please refer to our Facebook Page for updates regarding hours of operation and special events. You can also subscribe to this page to receive direct updates. 

Night skates:

Night skating is only permitted during special events. When night skating events are scheduled, the operating hours for the Skating Trail change to 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The ice will remain closed from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for ice maintenance & setup and reopens from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

String lights illuminate the Skating Trail during night skating events and have become very popular drawing over 1,000 skaters per event!

The trails are subject to closures at any time depending on weather conditions. 

FAQ

 Are strollers permitted on the ice?

Yes strollers are permitted on the ice.  

 Are pets allowed?

Pets are not permitted on the trails during the winter months.  Leashed pets are permitted in the summer months and pet owners are required to pick up after their pets.

Are skating aids available?

Skating aids are available during non-COVID restricted times. Please refer back for the 2021/2022 season.

Are benches and tables on site to put on skates?

Yes, there are both benches and picnic tables available for use.

Can we use the trails during the off season?

Beautiful bright fall colours at the LV Skating Trail.

Yes - the trails are available for both walking and biking. The fall colours are absolutely amazing and should not be missed.

Snowshoeing: 

A 2 km snowshoe trail follows alongside the Skating Trail. The terrain is mainly flat, making it a great activity for people of all ages and abilities. Snowshoes are available for use to LV residents through our Community Lending Hub program.

 History
 
 2017
Council approved the creation of a Skating Trail through a scenic wooded area adjacent to the Alice & Fraser Recreation Centre.
 2018
 A Snowshoe Trail was established alongside the Skating Trail and is approximately 2km in length

 

Please note: The Skating and Snowshoe Trails are volunteer-led and maintained trails. There is a donation box located on site and any and all contributions help to enhance the trail and maintain it annually.
Thank you for your support!

Getting here: 

2 Henan Road, 
Pembroke ON K8A 6W5

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