Winter Recreation

Updated as of February 23, 2024 @ 11:30 AM

Please find below information on winter walking conditions, cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails, multi-use groomed winter trails, free snowshoe activities , indoor public skating, and outdoor rinks in Charlottetown maintained by the Parks & Recreation Department.

Winter Walking Conditions

Boardwalk/ Trails  Conditions
Victoria Park Boardwalk Open- Good - 100% exposed surface.
Confederation Trail  Open- Good - 70% of the trail is exposed.
 fluctuating temperatures it can be challenging to manage icy conditions, please use caution.

Cross Country Ski Trails & Snowshoe Trails

 
 Trails  Conditions
Victoria Park (Cross Country)
Fair Condition 
Victoria Park (Snowshoe)
Fair Condition
Belvedere Golf Course (Cross Country)
Good Condition
Belvedere Golf Course (Snowshoe)
Good Condition
*Conditions may change hourly

Public is advised to use caution in wooded areas, as there has been significant tree damage due to Hurricane Fiona, and there may be some tree stumps and debris buried under the snow.  Parks and Recreation staff have placed stakes by tree stumps along the trails at Victoria Park. The snowshoe trail  is adjacent to the cross country ski trail, please be careful not to walk on the ski trail.

Multi-Use Groomed Winter Trail 

To encourage public use during winter months 8km of  winter trail grooming occurs at Acadian Forest, Andrews Pond & Wrights Creek. 
 

Insufficient snow to require grooming - Trails are open for use

Groomed Trail Etiquette
Cycling PEI has been contracted to groom this multi-use pathway. 

Free Snowshoe Activities


Free Snowshoe Lending at City Hall - To begin January 17, 2024

Visit the Charlottetown Parks & Recreation Office between Monday and Friday to borrow a pair of FREE snowshoes. There are a limited number of snowshoes available on a first come first serve basis. Snowshoes must be returned by 3:00 pm the following business day.

Sunday Snowshoes in the Park

Sundays | 1:00-3:00 PM  | February 18-March 24, 2024

Embrace Sunday Fun-day by exploring Victoria Park's beautiful trails with these FREE snowshoe rentals. The Charlottetown Parks & Recreation Department will be at the Victoria Park Ball Field Clubhouse from 1:00PM – 3:00PM offering free snowshoe rentals. Drop by to pick up a pair and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate afterwards! There are a limited number of snowshoes available on a first come first serve basis.

Public is advised to use caution in wooded areas, as there has been significant tree damage due to Hurricane Fiona, and there may be some tree stumps and debris buried under the snow. 

For more information please contact 902-368-1025.

Public Skating

Please download the Public Skating Schedule to View:

Public Skating Schedule

Outdoor Rinks

Outdoor Rink Map

2024 Geographical Map of Outdoor Rink Locations

All participants are required to wear CSA approved helmets while on the outdoor rinks. 

For the rinks that have open ice time (with the exception of Founders Hall Greenspace) sticks and pucks can be used EXCEPT during the designated Recreational Skating times.  Please be respectful and share the ice with other users.

Please note that consistent temperatures of -6º are ideal to build and maintain the outdoor rinks.

For more information please contact the Parks and Recreation Department

PARK

DESCRIPTION

SCHEDULE

ICE CONDITIONS

Founders Hall Greenspace - Artificial Ice
(8 Lower Prince Street)

Portable Artificial Rink
Ice Surface without Boards
140' x 60'

Open Daily from 10 AM-10 PM
Recreational Skating Only
(No sticks or pucks permitted on the ice)


Open - Great Ice Conditions

Elmer MacFadyen Memorial Recreational Complex
(55 MacRae Drive)

Ice Surface with Boards
150' x 60'

Open ice time except for:
Sundays from 2:00-4:00 PM
Recreational Skating Only


Open - Rough in Spots
Gordie Griffin Multi-Sport Facility
(199 Patterson Drive)

Ice Surface with Boards
140' x 60'


Open ice time except during the hours of: 
1:00-3:00 PM & 6:00-7:00 PM Daily
Recreational Skating Only




Open - Rough in Spots

West Royalty Community Centre Multi-Sport Facility
(1 Kirkdale Road)

Ice Surface with Boards
140' x 60'


Open ice time except during the hours of:
1:00-3:00 PM & 6:00-7:00 PM Daily
 Recreational Skating Only  


Closed

NEW
Mulberry Park Multi-Sport Facility
(7 Mulberry Avenue)

Ice Surface with a Dasher board system 140' x 60'


Open ice time except during the hours of:

1:00-3:00 PM & 6:00-7:00 PM Daily
Recreational Skating Only



Open - Rough in Spots

NEW
Winsloe Lions Club
Multi-Sport Facility
(Operational Partnership)
(14 Campbell Road)

Ice Surface with Boards
140' x 60'


Open ice time except during the hours of:
11:00 AM-1:00 PM &
7:00-9:00 PM Daily
Recreational Skating Only



Open - Rough in Spots