Outdoor skating rink

Maximum = 30 skaters

Located next to the Clare Veterans Centre in Saulnierville and made of a system of interlocking synthetic ice panels, the Clare Community Skating Rink is an initiative funded by the Municipality of Clare and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Welcoming Francophone Communities program. The rink measures 12 x 24 metres (40 x 80 ft) and is designed to be used year-round. We can now enjoy outdoor skating in September, November or May!

For more information about the Clare Community Skating Rink, please consult our press release.

Hours of operation

The Clare Community Skating Rink is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please note that the rink is reserved for public skate only (i.e., no organized sports) daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Rink availability may vary from time to time due to weather conditions, schedule conflicts or special events. Consult the Clare Community Calendar for schedule changes.

Rules and regulations

  • No chairs, sleds, strollers and other obstructions are permitted on the skating surface.
  • Food and drink are not permitted on the skating surface.
  • No one is permitted on the skating surface without skates.
  • No horseplay: Games such as tag or racing, as well as backwards skating, figure skating maneuvers or erratic skating, are not permitted.
  • Refrain from carrying children on the skating surface.
  • Please skate at a sensible speed.
  • Children 12 and under must be supervised on or off the skating surface by an adult.
  • ALL participants age 12 and under are required to wear helmets.
  • No dogs or pets of any kind permitted on the skating surface.
  • Please use caution entering and exiting the skating surface.
  • No smoking on the skating surface or on the premises.
  • In order to keep the rink in good condition, please leave it as good as or better than you found it.
  • Users of the Clare Community Skating Rink are to follow all current COVID-19 protocols.

The Municipality of the District of Clare is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Participants skate at their own risk.

The Municipality of the District of Clare strives to be proactive in addressing all unsafe conditions and the causes of near misses and accidents that occur on municipal property. To report an unsafe condition or hazard, please contact the municipal office at (902) 769-2031. To report a life-threatening injury or incident, please call 9-1-1.

Equipment loan program

The Municipality of Clare has an array of skating and hockey equipment that can be borrowed through its equipment loan program. For more information: https://www.clarenovascotia.com/en/recreation/services#equipment-loan