Winter Recreation

Updated as of October 11, 2022

Please find below information on winter walking conditions, cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails, multi-use groomed winter trails, snowshoe sign-out program, public skating , and outdoor rinks in Charlottetown. 

Winter Walking Conditions

Boardwalk/ Trails  Conditions
Victoria Park Boardwalk Clear
Confederation Trail  Clear
With 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) Closed - exposed grass
Victoria Park (Snowshoe) Closed - exposed grass
Belvedere Golf Course (Cross Country) Closed - exposed grass
 Belvedere Golf Course (Snowshoe) Closed - exposed grass
*Conditions may change hourly
Please download the Cross Country Skiing Maps to View:
Cross Country Skiing Maps
*Note: the snowshoe trails are adjacent to the cross country ski trails, 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 will occur as part of a Pilot Project at trails located at Acadian Forest, Andrews Pond & Wrights Creek. 
Groomed Trail Etiquette

Winter Trail Grooming Pilot Project at Acadian Forest, Andrews Pond & Wrights Creek 

Date Last Groomed March 8

Acadian Forest Trails freshly groomed and ready for some traffic. Use your best judgment but probably suitable for skinny tires for those without a fatbike but jonesing for a ride.















Free Snowshoe Sign-outs

In the winter months snowshoes are available for a daily sign-out Monday - Friday at the Charlottetown Parks & Recreation Office (199 Queen St) between 8:00am - 4:30pm. 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. Snowshoes are also available for use at the Victoria Park Ballfield Clubhouse on Sundays from 1:00 - 3:00pm (DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS IS COMPLETE FOR MARCH 2022). On Fridays (February 4- March 4) in partnership with Ice City snowshoes will be available at the Victoria Park Ballfield Clubhouse from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. There are a limited number of snowshoes available on a first come first serve basis.
City Hall has reopened to the public, however people should call 902-368-1025 ahead of arrival to reserve your snowshoes over the phone. Be prepared to provide general contact information including credit card information (for deposit purposes only).  

For more information please contact 902-368-1025.

Public Skating

 Please download the Public Skating Schedule to View:

Public Skating Schedule

Outdoor Rinks


 
2022 Outdoor Rink Map

All participants are required to wear CSA approved helmets while on the outdoor rinks. Please adhere to the posted capacity of each outdoor rink facility. It is recommended that participants wear a face mask when at an outdoor rink facility.


Participants must follow recommendations of the Chief Public Health Office. 
Maintain a minimum 6ft social distance from others outside your household/steady 10.
Stay home if you are deemed a close contact of a positive case, have travelled recently or are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Frequently washing and sanitizing hands.

For the rinks designated as recreational skating (with the exception of Founders Hall Greenspace) pick-up hockey is permitted (please follow CPHO guidelines). Please be respectful and share the ice with other users.

*rink capacities are subject to change 

ALL OUTDOOR  RINKS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON.


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 TYPE ICE CONDITIONS  RINK CAPACITY
Elmer MacFadyen Memorial Recreational Complex
(MacRae Drive)
Pick-up Hockey
Recreational Skating ONLY Sundays 2:00 - 4:00pm
CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON  35
Founders Hall Greenspace
(Lower Prince Street)
Recreational Skating ONLY  CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON  50

Gordie Griffin Multi-Sport Facility
(199 Patterson Drive)
Pick-up Hockey 
Recreational Skating ONLY Daily 1:00 - 3:00pm and 6:00 - 7:00pm
CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON  35
Orlebar Park
(Orlebar Street)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON  10
Mulberry Park
(Mulberry Avenue)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 15
Sandlewood
(Wisteria Avenue)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 20
J. Frank McAulay
(Spring Lane)
Recreational Skating  CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 30
Spring Park
(Spring Park Road)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 15
Highfield Park
(Highfield Avenue)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 10
Rosemount Park
(Rosemount Drive)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 10
Centennial Park
(Sycamore Avenue)
Recreational Skating  CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 10
MacArthur Park
(MacArthur Drive)
Recreational Skating CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON
 10