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Park Admission, registration and skate rules

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Registration for the skate trail sessions is required. Registration and skating schedules will be available at Play Your Way online. Registration can be completed online or by calling 519-661-5575 up to seven days in advance of the session start date. In-person registration will be available at the City of London offices, second floor of 355 Wellington Street (Citi Plaza), between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30pm.

Skating sessions will be limited to 85 skaters for each time slot to allow for physical distancing.

The admission time slots include:

  • Tuesday to Friday from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10 to 11:45 a.m., 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday from 10 to 11:45 a.m., 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Additionally, the skating trail will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from December 21 to January 2.

Please note Storybook Gardens will be closed on stat holidays, including: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Family Day. Additionally, there will be limited hours of operation on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


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Winter ADMISSION FEES AS OF november 26, 2020

$3.00 per person

Registration for the skate trail sessions is required. Registration and skating schedules will be available at Play Your Way online starting Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. Registration can be completed online or by calling 519-661-5575 up to seven days in advance of the session start date. In-person registration will be available at the City of London offices, second floor of 355 Wellington Street (Citi Plaza), Suite 248 starting Monday, November 30 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Each participant registered for a skating session is required to complete the City of London Health Assessment prior to entering the arena. Please print off the assessment form and bring it with you to Storybook Gardens for your session.

COVID-19 HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORM


SKATE TRAIL INFORMATION AND RULES:

  1. Skaters 5 years of age or younger must wear a CSA approved helmet while skating. A full cage is recommended but is not required. No hockey sticks, pucks, or balls are allowed on the ice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Sleds or toboggans are not permitted on the ice.
  5. 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.
  6. Adults are not permitted to carry children while on the ice surface.
  7. Wheelchairs are permitted on the ice. The wheels must be checked for grit or sand prior to moving on to the ice surface.
  8. 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.
  9. Everyone must skate in the same direction.
  10. No tag, crack the whip or games of horse play.
  11. The use of electronic devices for listening to music, texting etc. while on the ice is not permitted.
  12. No smoking. Storybook Gardens is a smoke free environment.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

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Registration Information


Register for your skating time slot through Play Your Way Online!

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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

Storybook Gardens' Skate Trail will be opening on December 5, 2020 (weather permitting). Admission is for pre-registered guests only; no drop-ins please. You can register to visit the Storybook Gardens' Skate Trail through Play Your Way Online for the following times:


  • Tuesday - Friday: 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 to 11:45 a.m., 12:30 to 2:15 p.m., 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 to 11:45 a.m., 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.