LV Skating Trail

Skating Trail

The Township of Laurentian Valley has created a Skating Trail through a scenic wooded area on the Alice & Fraser Recreation Centre. Located beside the Alice and Fraser Recreation Centre at 2 Henan Road, the natural ice trail is over 1.5km long.

*** There is also a Snowshoeing Trail alongside the Skating Trail. ***

As the weather keeps fluctuating, operating hours will vary daily. Please refer to our booking tool or Facebook Page for updates.  

Due to COVID restrictions, visitors are required to book their 1-hour timeslot Monday to Friday for both the Skating and Snowshoe Trails. There is a maximum attendance of 25 visitors on each trail at a given time. We ask that you respect your allotted timeslot and respect the COVID guidelines and restrictions. If you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your booking. Instructions on how to cancel will be indicated via your booking confirmation email.

Daily updates on the Skating and Snowshoe Trails regarding open and closures are posted on our Township Facebook Page. Please note that the trails are subject to closures depending on weather conditions. Updates will be provided on our Facebook Page and a cancellation email will be sent to those that have registered for their allotted time.

Operating Procedures for 2021

  • The Skating and Snowshoe Trails are open daily from 10am - 4pm. This allows volunteers to maintain the ice in order to provide good skating conditions.
  • Monday to Friday: Max capacity is 25 people on each trail at one time. Visitors will be required to register for a 1-hour allotted time. Please pre-register online.
  • Saturday + Sunday: Max capacity is 100 people on each trail at one time. Volunteers will be on site monitoring the number of visitors. No registration will be required - visitors will be counted on a first come basis.
  • There are outbound and inbound skating lanes to allow for proper physical distancing. Items will not be permitted to be left at the trailhead and will need to be brought with you. We recommend bringing a backpack.
  • Please assess yourself for any COVID like symptoms prior to visiting the trail. Should you have any symptoms, do not enter the trails.
  • Masks are not mandatory but are highly recommended, especially at the trailhead.
  • Skating aids will not be available for use this year.
  • Strollers are allowed on the ice. No pets permitted on the trail. We appreciate your cooperation in advance!

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!

Thank you for all your cooperation this year! We look forward to a wonderful skating season! 

Guestbook Entries

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JAMIE ward
From: Foymount area
January 22nd, 2020
Very thrilled about this beautiful skating trail..I brag about it from Ottawa to Collingwood..Thanks for getting us into and thru the winter.
Kevin and Jada Lalonde
From: Round lake
January 31st, 2020
Wow. Super fun, great ice.. Enjoyable day. Ice was in great shape..
From: Grafton
January 31st, 2020
Awesome. So much fun!
Amy Collens
From: Petawawa
February 3rd, 2020
Such an amazing place so close to home
Marie Provost
From: Petawawa
February 4th, 2020
Love this place.
Lacey Rose
From: Laurentian Valley
February 15th, 2020
Such a great trail! Thank you so much for all the hard work.
Rachel Hayden
From: Petawawa
February 16th, 2020
Love this place!! Its an excellent place to teach my kids how to skate without the arena loud music, they hate that!
From: Petawawa
February 16th, 2020
Amazing skate! Had a fun family morning on the trail!
From: Chalk River
February 16th, 2020
Karin Marée
From: Laurentian valley
February 18th, 2020
It is hard to believe that such a beautiful trail is at our door. I can only congratulate the workers and the volunteers for a perfect day. The ice was perfect, the snowshoe trail also, everything was beautiful, and the sun, just like in a movie. Thank you!
The Edwards family
From: Okotoks, Alberta
February 23rd, 2020
This trail is so great! We had such a fun time at the night skate that we went back again during the day! Wish we had something like this near us
Jenny Herbert
From: Pembroke
March 17th, 2020
so nice!

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