Ontario Speed Skating Oval In Lakefield Slated To Open For Season

After flooding the rink all week during these cold conditions, Ontario Speed Skating Oval organizers in Lakefield say in a Facebook post that the ice should be ready to go for the 2019 season starting Sunday, January 13th, when it will be open from noon until 2 p.m.

Photo via Ontario speed skating oval facebook page

Photo via Ontario speed skating oval facebook page

The process would have been much faster with some snow to deploy for a base but the volunteer ice crew have done a great job getting it ready and flooding the ice all week.

Photo via Ontario speed skating oval facebook page

Photo via Ontario speed skating oval facebook page

Organizers say rental skates will be available, and that skaters are advised to use extra caution as there are still some thin spots.

Photo via Ontario speed skating oval facebook page

Photo via Ontario speed skating oval facebook page

The 2019 winter schedule should be posted soon here, organizers say.

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