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Valois Park refrigerated rink: schedule and shared activities

Since it opened, the refrigerated skating rink in Valois Park has proven very popular with our many winter-sports enthusiasts. To make sure everyone can enjoy the facility, the City of Pointe-Claire is pleased to announce that it has set up a shared-activities schedule on the ice surface.

Starting today and until the regular adjacent free-skating surface opens, the refrigerated rink will be divided into two sections during busy periods, at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m.

One section will be for free skating and the other for playing hockey. Cones will be used to mark off the two spaces. We ask that all users stay in the section reserved for their activity.

Refrigerated rink schedule

To ensure the best possible skating conditions, from now until December 23 inclusively, the refrigerated rink will open at noon on weekdays so that workers can maintain the ice surface. Maintenance work may also be required during the rink opening hours, depending on the weather or ice conditions.


  • Monday to Friday, noon to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please note that this is a public rink dedicated to free skating and hockey. Activities sponsored by associations, practices and league play are not permitted.

Holiday hours

A special Holiday schedule will be in effect from December 24 to January 4.

Follow the City’s social media accounts for updates on when the other skating rinks will open, weather permitting.

  • December 24: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • December 26: 12 h to 10 p.m.
  • December 27 to 30: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 31: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • January 2: 12 h to 10 p.m.
  • January 3 and 4: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

At any time, you can visit the Outdoor Skating Rinks and Cross-Country Skiing page to see the location and condition of the facilities before going out.

Refrigerated skating oval

We remind skaters that they can visit Pointe-Claire Village any time to enjoy the refrigerated rink there, which is reserved for free skating only. The oval is on the municipal lot at the corner of Du Bord-du-Lac–Lakeshore and Cartier Avenue.

Bob Birnie Arena

Residents can also enjoy free skating, hockey and ringette periods at the Bob Birnie Arena. These activities are free for Pointe-Claire residents upon presentation of their MULTI Card.


Information: 514 630-1214, recreation@pointe-claire.ca