Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park
Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Skating day and at Fire & Ice Night
|GPS Coordinates are N45 23.4849 W79 12.8749.|
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The Arrowhead Provincial Park is very popular in winter. The park is a few minutes north of Huntsville and offers skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Our first visit to the park was for the Fire and Ice Night in early January.
The 1.3 km skating trail is open all day and re-opens at 6pm after the samboni cleaned the rink and he tiki torches are lit.
The Fire and Ice Night events are very busy. Come early and be prepared to spend a few minutes when entering the park. Towards the end of the night, the ice conditions are deteriorating but it is not as busy anymore. No matter what time you are there, it is amazing.
We always found a parking spot. The path from the parking to the rink are lit by torchlights. The change area has bright lights and getting the skates on is not a problem.
Skating during the day is as much fun as at night.
Skating is not the only reason to visit the park in the winter. We are not Cross-Country skiier, but what we saw was a very well maintained slope. The park hosts the Muskoka Loppett, a race with three distances to choose from, 5km, 15km, and 30km.
If you are not into skating or skiing, there are many trails to choose from.