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Outdoor Rink - The Friese Box



 


The Town of Grimsby has an outdoor rink called The Freise Box.  The rink is located on East side of the Town Hall / Peach King Centre property.  The rink is operational all year long, with ice from December - March (weather permitting) and dry floor use from April - November.  The rink is free to use, and there are also some limited rental opportunities.   

Outdoor Rink - Ice Use:

2016 Feb 3The outdoor season runs from December - March each year.  The exact dates of operation are dependent upon the weather, so please check back for updates and also like our facebook page to receive updates.  Please note, the rink is subject to unexpected closures due to unsafe ice conditions.  Staff try to minimize these disruptions, but sometimes, they are unavoidable.  Please adhere to the open / closed status at the rink as posted. 

The 2016-2017 Skating schedule has changed.  Please take note of the schedule and observe the rules of the rink, so that everyone may enjoy the facility. 

Outdoor Rink - Ice Use Rules:
* The outdoor rink is unsupervised and lightly maintained
* You should expect uneven skating surfaces and possible snow cover.
* Children 11 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult.
* Do not use the rink if the sign posted says CLOSED.
* Please report any concerns to the Peach King Centre.

Weekly Schedule:

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PUBLIC SKATING
- Helmets strongly recommended
- Youth 10 years and younger must be supervised by an adult/guardian
- NO hockey sticks, pucks, balls etc. are permited during public skating times
- skate aides / 'pushers' are not permitted on the outdoor rink

SHINNY

- Helmets and full protective equipment are strongly recommended
- Youth 14 years and younger must be supervised by an adult
- All ages and levels of play are welcome
- NO slapshots, hitting of boards, excessive noise or profanity

FAMILY SHINNY
- ALL rules of shinny apply
- This skate time is intended for younger children and those learning to play hockey

PRIVATE RENTALS

- Rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 2pm, and Thursdays from 8 - 10pm
- All rentals are subject to cancellations due to weather and ice conditions
- Hourly rate is $84
- Rentals are intended for special events and gatherings

   pdf 2016-2017 Skating Schedule - Outdoor Rink Flyer

 
Outdoor Rink - Dry use:

Photo of Outdoor RinkFrom April to November the Outdoor Rink is available for use as a dry pad.  The rink can be used for ball hockey, inline skating, rollerskating or other general sports use.  

The facility is free for public use, but organized play requires a rental permit.  The rink should only be used in suitable conditions, and should not be played on during inclement weather, or if the pad is holding alot of water.

Dry Use Rules:
* The outdoor rink is unsupervised and lightly maintained
* You should expect uneven floor surfaces and be aware that the surface can be slippery.
* Children 11 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult.
* Do not use the rink if the sign posted says CLOSED.
* Appropriate protective equipment for type of use is strongly recommended.
* Please report any concerns to the Peach King Centre.


The Outdoor Ball Hockey League rents the facility for organized ball hockey.  For more infomation please choose the link below:
http://outdoorballhockey.com/site 

Special Events / Private Rentals 

The outdoor rink does offer private rentals for special events.  There are very limited times available for these rentals, and all rentals are subject to last minute cancellations due to weather conditions.
Groups that have a private rental will be required to post the permit during their skate.  Groups cannot prohibit another community member from using the rink unless they have an approved and posted permit.

Please call the Recreation office for rental options at 905-945-1288 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.