Polarfest is hosting a candlelight skate this Saturday (February 3rd) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval in Lakefield.
The light from hundreds of candles will guide your way around the 400 metre Oval.
Admission is free and rental speed skates are available.
Organizers recommend that you bring a flashlight to guide your way from the parking lot to the Oval site. For more info, go the event page or email them here.
The Ontario Speed Skating Oval in Lakefield has the ice prepped and ready to go for Sunday (January 7th) starting at 12 noon.
Their devoted ice crews have braved the cold weather this week to build a thick layer of ice. But according to their Facebook page, "because the weather was too cold to use the Zamboni to smooth the ice, the surface is a little uneven."
The Oval is made possible by the work of volunteers and donations from those who visit. To help pay for the cost of making the ice and improving the facility, you can leave a donation when you visit.
This is a bucketlist experience, so make sure to try it!
For more info about the Oval, visit their Facebook page.
There was a great crowd out today for Family Day at the Oval in Lakefield. Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal was out with his family (see his picture below), and the ice conditions were pretty good considering the warm weather we've had of late, so kudos to the ice crew. People were able to try speed skates which were made available, and there were hot dogs and hot chocolate being served. It was fun in the sun.