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Skating and Outdoor Rinks

Stanhope Gardens and the Dorset Ice Palace are currently closed due to the warm weather.  For up-to-date conditions on rinks throughout the season please, check this page. 


General Regulations

  • Rink availability is weather dependent
  • Do not use the rinks during periods of thaw when ice surface is wet or soft or marked as closed
  • The use of appropriate helmets is strongly recommended
  • Please respect the environment, dispose of litter in the receptacle provided
  • Hours of use is sunrise to 11:00 pm  (lights will go out at 11pm nightly)
  • Rinks are available for both skating and hockey, please respect one another in this shared use space
  • Outdoor rinks are unsupervised.  Users of the outdoor rinks do so at their own risk, and therefore, voluntarily assume all risks associated with use.  The Township of Algonquin Highlands does not assume responsibility for related risks or injuries.  Outdoor equipment/structures are not sanitized.
Image the Dorset Ice Palace with a sunset in the background.

Dorset Ice Palace

  • Located at the Dorset Lions Centennial Park, main street, Dorset (beside the Algonquin Highlands Fire Hall, station 60)
  • Open daily until 11:00 p.m. Lights turn on automatically
  • Heated changeroom on site
  • Outdoor privy on site
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Stanhope Gardens

  • Located at the Stanhope Park, 1095 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands
  • Open daily until 11:00 p.m. Lights can be turned on by the user on the light post next to the rink
  • Outdoor privy on site beside the picnic pavilion

Contact Information

Dorset Recreation Centre
1051 Main Street, Box 99
Dorset, Ontario P0A 1E0
Phone/Fax: 705-766-9968

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