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Peach King Centre Ice Skating Rink
This outdoor skating rink is a great way to spend time with friends or family on a beautiful winter afternoon. With limited outdoor skating rinks available in the Niagara Greenbelt area, The Peach King Centre Ice Skating Rink offers a unique activity. Although this skating rink is not scheduled to open until the middle of December, it is an excellent location to keep in mind for those lazy winter afternoons with nothing to do.
This skating rink is manufactured with technology to ensure the ice does not melt no matter what the weather brings.
Daily 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
QEW exit 74, Grimsby ( Casablanca Boulevard), towards Country Rd- 10
Right at the fork and follow signs for Country Road- 10 and Casablanca Boulevard
Merge onto Casablanca Boulevard
Left (east) at Livingston Avenue
From Fort Erie:
Merge onto QEW via Toronto ramp
Take exit 74 for Casablanca Boulevard towards Country Rd- 10
Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Country Rd- 10 and Casablanca Boulevard
Turn left (north) at Casablanca Boulevard
Turn left (east) at Livingston Avenue
Skating is historically known for being extremely popular throughout Canada. The first immigrants arriving in Canada from Europe brought ice skates in their luggage. This escalated into figure skating, speed skating, and hockey developing into trademarks of Canadian culture. The first recorded hockey game in Canada took place on March 3rd, 1875 in Montreal. During the late 1880s and early 1890s, the popularity of hockey in Canada sky rocketed! The Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, was such a big hockey fan that he donated a trophy, known commonly today as the Stanley Cup. Originally known as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, it was intended as an award for Canada's top- ranking amateur ice hockey team! By the early twentieth century almost every city in Canada had its own team due to its popularity, whether the team was professional, or a community based amateur team. This led to the creation of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1917.
Did you know: Skating became such a popular activity in the early days of this nation that on December 24, 1748 people were forbidden to skate the streets in Quebec. This could be due to over crowding, and the destruction of infrastructure, or perhaps the activity was deemed too dangerous.