Both Rotary Park at 100 Garden Lane, and Campbellville (Old) Ball Park at 105 Campbell Avenue East have outdoor rinks that are maintained by the town. They also have lights that can be turned on by a button at 5:30pm, if you like the idea of skating in the moonlight.
If it’s too warm to keep the outdoor rinks going, both the Milton Leisure Centre and Milton Sports Centre have indoor skating. Check the Town of Milton website for their drop-in schedule.
Skiing and Snowboarding
If you’re a downhill skier or a snowboarder, you definitely want to head to Glen Eden. Whether you’ve been on the slopes for years, or you’re just starting out, Glen Eden has hills for everyone. Lessons and rentals are available for both skiing and snowboarding.
Prefer cross-country skiing? Several of the Conservation Halton parks offer cross-country trails, snowfall permitting. If you have your own skis, try the trails at Crawford Lake or Mountsberg. Need to rent? Check out Hilton Falls (or bring your own there as well).
If you’ve never been snowshoeing before, why not try something new this winter? Conservation Halton also offers snowshoeing at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake. Rentals are available at Crawford Lake only.
There are a few good tobogganing hills in town. The two most popular are Sixteen Mile Creek at Commercial and Laurier (the best place to park is the John Tonelli Sports Centre), and at Laurier and Ontario (across from the Food Basics plaza).
Another great place is the Glen Eden tube park, which has four different chutes for you to slide down.
No matter which winter activity appeals to you, remember to dress warmly, stay safe, and don’t forget the best part: warming up with a cup of hot chocolate afterwards!
This blog is written by momstown Milton Blogger Lesley Stankaitis. Click here to read more of her blogs.