ROSEMÈRE, December 17, 2020 – In order to give Rosemerites the chance to become more active during this pandemic and to comply with government measures, including those relating to social distancing and gatherings, the Town of Rosemère has decided to double the number of skating rinks on its territory this winter.
"In times of pandemic, outdoor activities represent a little moment of happiness and escape for many residents. By doubling the number of our rinks, we are giving more Rosemerites the opportunity to enjoy them and limber up on the ice. However, it is important to closely follow the government guidelines that will be posted on site," said Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram.
The Town is therefore adding seven new outdoor rinks, for a total of 14 rinks at 10 different sites on its territory.
The new additional skating rinks will be set up in the following locations:
- Westgate Park (natural lighting)
- Hamilton Park, additional skating rink with no boards (sports lighting)
- Community Services (natural lighting)
- Charbonneau Park, small additional skating rink (sports lighting)
- Îlot Blanchard (natural lighting)
- Alexandre-Bilodeau Park (natural lighting)
- Rose-Paquette Park (natural lighting)
We also wish to remind you where the existing skating rinks in Rosemère are located:
- Charbonneau Park– 3 skating rinks (sports lighting)
- Hamilton Park (sports lighting)
- Bourbonnière Park (sports lighting)
- Northcote Park (natural lighting)
- Gilmour Park (natural lighting)
Rules in force on ice rinks
In order to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Government has established rules for the rinks that will be posted at the various sites. These rules include, among others, that a maximum number of 20 people will be permitted on the ice, per rink, that regular skating will be allowed and that 4-on-4 hockey games only will be allowed.
The rinks will be open as soon as the weather conditions enable us to maintain them. In fact, the rinks located in Charbonneau Park and Hamilton Park should be operational by Friday, December 18, 2020.
For more information in this regard or to find out whether the rinks are open or closed, visit the Town's website (at www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca/home).