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Enjoy Ice Skating at Snow Flake Lake during WinterFest!

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Snow Flake Lake Ice Skating

Snow Flake Lake Ice Skating

Glide down the ice on the shimmering, majestic Royal Fountain, transformed for the holiday season into Snowflake Lake. Located in front of the iconic Wonder Mountain and surrounded by beautifully-lit trees and holiday light projections.

Ice skating on Snow Flake Lake will provide guests of all ages the perfect holiday activity while they experience a Winter Wonderland. Non-skating guests can enjoy the enchanting views of Snow Flake Lake while taking in other sights and sounds that capture the spirit of the season.

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Location: International Street

Requirement: 48" tall (without skates) to skate alone. Guests under 48” tall must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied by a supervising companion at all times. All guests must sign a waiver; those under 18 require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf. Helmets are available for guests under 48" for use free of charge.

*Free with own skates, but all guests must reserve a skate time. To guarantee skate time, bookings can be made in advance online for a fee. Includes skate rental. Otherwise it is recommended you book in person immediately upon your arrival at the park, as space is limited. 

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What is a skating time session and how do I book it?

Skate sessions are 30 minutes each and skating is free if you bring your own skates. A skating time must be reserved, either in-person at the Skate Rental Shop on International Street on the day of your visit, or online in advance for a fee (includes skate rental). If in-park, we recommend guests book their time immediately upon arriving to the park, as space is limited and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage guests to book their times in advance online, to guarantee a spot. Note however, online bookings are not available for same-day skating. Check availability at the park. We also recommend guests arrive 30 minutes prior to their skate time, to give enough time to get ready to get onto the ice. 

Who may skate?

In order to skate on Snow Flake Lake all guests must have properly fitting ice skates either brought from home or rented from Canada’s Wonderland ($10 per rental). Guests 48” and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied on the ice rink by a supervising companion. Helmets for children 48" and under are available for use free of charge. Skate rental sizes available range from Youth 6 to Mens 13. 

If I bring my own skates, do I still need to pay to skate?

No, skating is free for those guests who bring their own skates. However, all guests must sign a waiver and reserve a skate time - either upon your arrival to the park, or in advance online for a fee. Space is limited and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If carrying skates around the park, they must either be in a sealed bag or the blades must be covered by skate guards.

Are guests required to wear helmets?

Guests under 48” must wear CSA-approved helmets. Canada’s Wonderland will have helmets available for use, free of charge for children under 48". Guests may also bring their own helmets.

I brought my own skates and finished my skate session. What do I do with them now?

Lockers are available to rent in the park and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Canada’s Wonderland assumes no liability for items in the locker. If carrying skates around the park, they must either be in a sealed bag or the blades must be covered by skate guards.

Can I leave the ice during my session and get back on?

Once you leave the ice during your 30-minute session, you will not be permitted to re-enter.

Accessibility Notes

Guests with a cervical collar or neck brace, full arm cast, braced arm cast, or full leg cast are not permitted to participate at this attraction. Guests must be able to take several steps and step on to the ice on their own or with the assistance of a companion. Guests in wheelchairs can enter via the exit and use their wheelchair on a skate-assist device which the park provides. Please see an ice rink associate for details.

General Rules for Behaviour

Participants are asked to skate in one direction around the ice rink. Ice skates are required for all participants to be on the ice. Speed skating, roughness, excessive speeding or weaving through other skaters is prohibited.

Who qualifies as a Supervising Companion?

Guests 48” and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet and be accompanied on the ice rink by a supervising companion.  A supervising companion is someone who is 14 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.  Supervising companions are responsible for ensuring that the younger guest safely follows all rules and regulations while skating on Snow Flake Lake. Each supervising companion can accompany up to two younger guests. 

What’s the waiver we need to sign?

All guests planning to ice skate must complete a waiver. Guests ages 18+ must each complete their own individual waiver. Guests under age 18 must have a parent/guardian complete a waiver on their behalf. These can be filled out in advance here.

Are there skate-assists for children?

Yes, a limited number of push skate-assists will be available for kids to use, free of charge. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, all children need to wear skates on the ice. 

Are mobile phones, cameras or electronic devices allowed on the ice?

No, due to safety considerations, these items are not permitted on the ice. For photo opportunities, it’s recommended guests have their photo taken near the entry and exit points, by a friend or family member who is off the ice.  

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