This winter, stay active and enjoy the outdoors! Check out the opportunities for safe outdoor play in Cornwall. Be sure to follow these simple COVID-19 guidelines:

  • stay home if you're feeling sick,
  • keep a distance of 2 metres from you and other winter warriors,
  • wash or sanitize your hands often - especially if you're in contact with high-touch surfaces,
  • wear a mask when inside (such as while you're using the washroom), and
  • remember that outdoor gatherings must have no more than five people.

Try out Family Earth's winter bingo!


Big Ben Ski Centre

Now open! Big Ben Ski Centre offers one-on-one skiing and snowboarding lessons, as well as affordable lift tickets. Click here to visit the Big Ben Facebook page for regular updates. The hill is open weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Lamoureux Park

Enjoy skating, sledding, and snowshoeing in your favourite riverside park this winter! Here's what's on offer:

  • outdoor rink beside the Clock Tower,
  • sledding hill behind the splash pad,
  • walking on the bike path, and
  • use the rest of the park to snowshoe or make a snowman!

The washroom near the splash pad is open until 8 p.m. daily. Park in front of the Cornwall Community Museum or at the Civic Complex.

Find Myrtle the snow dragon near the clock tower. She was created by Akwesasne artist Ryan Hill for the enjoyment of the community.


Outdoor Rinks

Outdoor rinks have started to close for the season due to the weather. Thanks for a great winter!

Enjoy volunteer- run outdoor rinks in Cornwall! Weather conditions and the availability of volunteers play an important role in the opening date and quality of outdoor rinks.

Rink hours during the winter season are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Optimist and King George Park feature lights, which are on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly)

Rink locations and skater limits as of January 15, 2021:

  • Dover Heights Park - Dover and Robertson - limit of 12 skaters
  • Grant Park - Kennedy and Grant - limit of 25 skaters
  • King George Park - Seventh and York - limit of 18 skaters
  • Lamoureux Park - Water St - limit of 7 skaters
  • Mattice Park - Edward St - limit of 14 skaters
  • Memorial Park - Bedford and Third - limit of 14 skaters
  • Menard Park - Concorde Ave - limit of 17 skaters
  • Optimist Park - Sunnyside and St. Michel - limit of 20 skaters
  • Reg Campbell Park - Leitch and Fraser - limit of 20 skaters
  • Terry Fox Park - Mercier and Ross - limit of 4 skaters
 EOHU Outdoor Rink Guidelines

Outdoor Rink COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Please note the following recommendations from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

For the enjoyment and safety of all skate participants, please respect the following guidelines.  The City of Cornwall reserves the right to refuse service to anyone found in violation of these guidelines.

Outdoor Rink Guidelines by Provincial Order

  • All indoor facilities associated with outdoor rinks shall remain closed. 
  • Any person who enters or uses the amenity is required to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person not in their household.
  • Come back later if two metre distancing is not possible.
  • Wearing a mask outdoors is recommended.
  • Do not congregate. Groups of more than five people from different households is prohibited.
  • Team sports or games must not be practiced or played within the amenity. Nets will not be provided at this time.
  • Team recreational or sport associated classes and practices are not permitted.
  • Maximum limit for skaters per rink is listed above and varies based on rink size.
  • Neighbourhood rinks are for casual recreation only.
  • Do not share equipment with individuals from other households.
  • If the general public cannot respect the public health requirements (such as physical distancing, gathering limits, no team sports/activities where people may come within two metres of each other), the outdoor rink may be closed.

Screening

  • If you are showing symptoms or feeling unwell please stay home.
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days please stay home.
  • If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive or are waiting for test results for COVID-19 please stay home.

Masks and Face Coverings

  • You should wear a mask where it could be difficult to maintain a two metre distance from people outside your household, for example masks should be worn in seating areas and high traffic areas, from parking lot to skating rink, when putting skates on and taking skates off, if possible when on the ice.
  • Masks are not mandatory while skating but are highly recommended. 
Hints to Stay Safe
  • Practice physical distancing keep a distance of two metre from others
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after visiting outdoor rink.
  • Do not use the rink if you are feeling unwell or show signs of COVID-19
  • Come back later if physical distancing is not possible.
  • Use at your own risk benches/picnic tables will not be sanitized.
  • Please do not gather/loiter in sitting or parking areas.
  • Please do not share equipment including skates, gloves, sticks.
  • Wear CSA approved helmets and protective equipment, not mandatory but recommended.

Guindon Park

Drive to the western boundary of the City of Cornwall for a forested oasis, with trails for every interest:

  • snowshoeing,
  • cross-country skiing,
  • fat biking, and 
  • walking.

Please use designated trails - respect groomed tracks for cross-country skiing! The washroom is open until 5 p.m. daily. Parking is free and plentiful!

The map below is also available in full-screen.

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