From City of Fernie’s website:
“Thank you to the community volunteers and visitors for another successful season at the Outdoor Community Rink. Unfortunately, due to the sunny days and warmer temperatures, the ice surface conditions are unsafe. As a result, the Outdoor Community Rink is closed for the season. For your safety, we ask that you adhere to posted signage and remain off the ice surface. We look forward to seeing you back next year!
Still looking for public skate and open ice times? Click here to view the Fernie Memorial Arena programming!”
From City of Fernie Website:
Outdoor Rink Opens December 21
FERNIE, BC – The City of Fernie will be hosting an opening event in partnership with the Calgary Flames Foundation for the new outdoor rink on Thursday, December 21st at 5pm.
The NHL-size natural ice rink (200 by 85 feet) is being constructed on City land adjacent to the Fernie Aquatic Centre thanks to generous donations from the Calgary Flames Foundation, National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Arena Products, the Fernie Lions Club and numerus community donors.
The grand opening of the outdoor rink will kick off a holiday schedule of public skating that will be available daily, weather-permitting, from first daylight until 10pm. The event will feature an opportunity for minor hockey and figure skaters to try out the new ice surface, followed by an open-skate for the public with music, bonfires and a Lions Club Concession with hot dogs and hot chocolate…. Read more.