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Winter Skate Trail

Enjoy a magical winter experience at Storybook Gardens during our winter season. Our 250 meter skate trail loops around the play village area with a special photo opportunity with Humpty Dumpty. Our Beavertails concession is located rink side serving hot pastry tails, fries, poutine and hot beverages. Best time to visit is during our evening hours when you can marvel at the special lights and decor.

Winter Skate Trail Rules

1. Skaters 5 years of age or yonger must wear a CSA approved helmet while skating. A full cage is recommended but is not required.

2.No hockey sticks, pucks, or balls are allowed on the ice.
3.No one is permitted on the ice who is not wearing skates. Adults wishing to support their child must walk around the edge of the skate trail.
4.Skate aids are permitted on the ice at the discretion of the skate cruiser and or supervisor. Skate aids are not to be used by children or adults who do not need skating support.
5.Sleds or toboggans are not permitted on the ice.
6.Sturdy strollers are permitted on the ice under the control of a responsible adult who is a competent skater. Collapsible “umbrella" style strollers are too tipsy and are not permitted. The wheels of the stroller must be checked for grit or sand prior to moving on to the ice surface. Children in strollers do not require a helmet.
7.Adults are not permitted to carry children while on the ice surface.
8.Wheelchairs are permitted on the ice. The wheels must be checked for grit or sand prior to moving on to the ice surface.
9.No food or beverages are allowed on to the ice surface. Please enjoy snacks and drinks while seated on a bench or around the campfire.
10.Everyone must skate in the same direction.
11.No tag, crack the whip or games of horse play.
12.The use of electronic devices for listening to music, texting etc. while on the ice is not permitted.
13.No smoking. Storybook Gardens is a smoke free environment.
14.Visitors wearing skates must be on the ice or rubber mats only. Visitors are not to walk around on the "grass" areas while wearing skates, due to the presence of cords and wires underneath the snow layer.
15.The skating patrol staff is on site to enforce these regulations and to ensure a safe skating environment for all patrons. The skate patrol has the authority from Storybook Gardens to have any person(s) not abiding by these regulations to be removed from the facility.

Winter Skate Trail Rentals

We will be offering private skate rentals this winter. Please contact Storybook Gardens if you are interested in booking a private rental at 519-661-5770.

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Storybook Gardens provides families with fun and special memories to last a lifetime. Open all year round, we have something for the whole family no matter the season. From the On the Riverbank Splash Pad in the Summer, a skate trail in the Winter, to rides, games, entertainment, and beautiful gardens, Storybook is a special destination for a family outing at any time of the year!

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Current Hours


Monday from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. (Beavertails is closed on Monday's)

Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m., 4:00 to 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.

Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Saturday from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m., 12:00 to 1:45 p.m., 2:00 to 3:45 p.m., 4:00 to 5:45 p.m., and 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.

Sunday from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

All guests must pre-register for a timeslot including children under 24 mths. Our park capacity is limited and guests not registered will not be admitted.

Private rentals are sold out for the 2022 season.