The Assiniboine Park’s Duck Pond skating rink will open for the season at noon on Saturday.
Along with the rink, the family-style toboggan run located just south of the Duck Pond is also open to the public. Visitors can warm up by the fireplace inside the Qualico Family Centre located on the edge of the Duck Pond and the Park Café will be offering breakfast and lunch options for those wishing to grab a quick bite after their outdoor adventure.
At the nearby Assiniboine Park Zoo, free admission to children ages 12 and under will run from December 21 through to January 5. The zoo will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9 a.m. to noon on December 24 and closed on Christmas day.