The Outdoor Community Rink will open on Monday, December 17. Photo credit: Thomas Hopkins

The Outdoor Community Rink will open on Monday, December 17. Photo credit: Thomas Hopkins

Fernie outdoor rink to open December 17

City approves user fees for private rental of Outdoor Community Rink

The City of Fernie has announced the Outdoor Community Rink will officially open on Monday, December 17 from daylight to 10 p.m.

“We thank the volunteers who have worked diligently to prepare the ice surface for opening,” said the City in a Facebook post Wednesday. “We appreciate the time and commitment.”

The NHL-size ice surface is located next to the Fernie Aquatic Centre at 250 Pine Ave.

It is free for the public to use and is open daily, weather dependent, from daylight until 10 p.m.

On Monday, council approved user fees for private rental of the rink. Community/not-for-profit rentals will be charged at $25 per hour, while commercial/non-local rentals will be $50 per hour.

All bookings must be made with 48 hours’ notice. Contact the Community Services Department at 250-423-2245 to make a booking.

For information on scheduling, code of conduct and hours of operation, visit the City of Fernie website.