Free Skating in Spencer Smith Park 10am-10pm daily

FREE Outdoor Skating at Rotary Centennial Pond is open daily 10am – 10pm.
Where? Rotary Centennial Pond, Spencer Smith Park, 1340 Lakeshore Rd

Discovery Landing overlooks the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond, a 10,000 square-foot year-round water feature. In the spring, summer and fall it is a reflective pond ideal for model sail boating and in winter, it offers free recreational ice-skating. daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Skate Lending is now available during the following hours:

  • Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • During school breaks, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sizes and styles subject to availability. First come, first served. Skate aids are available.


Before leaving your home

Ice may not be available to skate especially during uncertain weather conditions.

Before leaving your home, call hotline, 905-335-7738, ext. 8587.


Following are measures to follow while around the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond: 

  • Ensure you maintain 2-meter physical distance from others and while skating.
  • Face masks are required if you are unable to maintain a 2-meter physical distance, while lining up or going into the washroom at Spencer’s at the Waterfront building.
  • Washroom is available in the lower levels of Spencer’s. The washroom is open to one person at a time.
  • Skate aids are available to borrow and must be returned to their designated area and will be sanitized afterwards following the posted guidelines.


Ice Maintenance

The City of Burlington may close the rink for safety reasons at any time or for periodic maintenance. During all ice maintenance, please stand back and do not go on the ice surface when the red light is flashing.


For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please follow the rules.

  • Skate during designated hours only.
  • Wear skates (no boots or shoes).
  • Dress warm. You will be outdoors!
  • Wheelchair and ice sledge users are welcome (bring your own equipment).
  • Children 6 years and under must wear CSA approved hockey helmets. Helmets are strongly recommended for the safety of all children and adults.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be supervised.
  • No food, drink, chairs, strollers or sporting equipment are allowed on the ice.
  • Don’t drink and skate. Alcohol is not permitted. Zero Tolerance policy is in effect.
  • Organized hockey, the use of sticks/pucks and figure skating maneuvers are prohibited.
  • All pets are prohibited from being on the ice surface.
  • The City of Burlington is not responsible for any injuries, deaths, damages or loss of property.