Grimsby's Outdoor Rink, known as the "Frieze Box" is a free skating and leisure opportunity for residents that offers dry use from March to December, and ice skating from December - March, weather permitting. Please see below for current rink status. 

Rink Status

OPEN

Updated: 2019-02-13 9:33:12 AM

If there is a discrepancy on the status of the rink between the website and the rink, the rink wins.  (staff do their best to update the website, but sometimes there is a delay, particularly on weekends).

The ice season for the outdoor rink is mid December to March, weather permitting. The rink may be subject to unexpected closures due to weather conditions or other maintenance related matters. Check this page or the Town Facebook Page for status updates. 

NOTE: The rink is not a supervised facility and the skating times are not staffed.  Users participate at their own risk and own choosing.  Please share the facilty and observe the posted schedule times to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the outdoor rink.

Outdoor Rink Private Rentals:

The outdoor rink is eligible for private rentals.  Priority will go to these bookings.  Please see the following list of private rental dates and times.  These may change due to late cancellation or last minute bookings and weather conditions.

Sat Feb 2 -11am-2pm ; Sun Feb 3 -11am-2pm ; Sat Feb 9 -11am-2pm ; Sun Feb 10 - 12pm-2pm ; Sun Feb 17-11am - 1pm ; Sat Feb 23 - 1pm-2pm ; Mar 2 - 12pm-2pm.

Dry Floor Use

From March - end of November, the outdoor rink can be used for ball hockey, lacrosse and other dry uses. The rink is open from 9am - 10pm, 7 days a week. It is first come, first serve use, with some opportunities to rent time. To rent the Outdoor Rink, please contact the Recreation Office. Time is also blocked for the ball hockey league, please see Outdoor Ball Hockey for more information. 

Schedule 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9am-4:30pm

Open Skate

9am-4:30pm

Open Skate

9am-4:30pm

Open Skate

9am-4:30pm

Open Skate

9am-4:30pm

Open Skate

9am-2:30pm 

Shinny

9am-4:30pm Shinny

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Public Skating

6:30-9pm

Shinny

4:30-9pm

Shinny

4:30-6:30pm

Public Skating

 

6:30-9 pm

Shinny

4:30-9pm

Shinny

4:30-6:30 pm Public Skating

 

6:30-9 pm

Shinny

2:30-4:30pm

Public Skating

4:30-6:30pm

Public Skating

4:30-9pm

Shinny

6:30-9pm

Shinny

Skate Descriptions

Please read the rules for each skate period for the Outdoor Rink. 

Open Skate
  • Priority to Public Skating (no sticks or pucks)
  • If unused passive hockey, stickhandling allowed
  • No organized shinny
  • Moderate use as much as possible
  • Helmets strongly recommended
 Public Skating
  • Helmets strongly recommended
  • Youth 10 years and under must be supervised by an adult/guardian
  • No hockey sticks, pucks, balls, etc.
  • Skate aides are not permitted on the Outdoor Rink
 Shinny
  • Helmets and full protective equipment is strongly recommended
  • Youth 14 years and under must be supervised by an adult
  • All ages and levels must be supervised by an adult
  • No Slapshots, hitting of boards, excessive noise or profanity

 

 Private Rentals
  • Rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 2pm and Thursdays from 8-9pm.
  • All rentals are subject to cancellations due to weather and ice conditions
  • Rentals are intended for special events and gatherings, not weekly use. 
  • Contact the Recreation Department to rent. 

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