Public skating hours increased for Oval
Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff
February 15, 2022
Skaters have more options on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Skaters of all levels now have more time to use the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval on three weekday days.
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, evening sessions begin at 5 p.m. and run through to 8:30 p.m. Skaters now have two extra hours in each of those evening sessions to use the Oval.
The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval is still one of the popular winter spots to get active and have fun in Saskatoon. Since the Oval opened up for the 2021-22 season this past Dec. 11, 2021, we’ve seen a good influx of people coming to use the facility during public skating hours.
We are happy and humbled to see the interest. The Oval is here to provide recreation and physical activity opportunities for you.
The Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club has called the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval home since 1942 and continues to contribute to the Gordie Howe Sports Complex in various ways.
We look forward to seeing lots of new and returning visitors over the rest of this skating season.
The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval has a number of options for public skating.
Public skating hours are as follows:
Public Skating Hours *Free of Charge
Monday- Tuesday: 11 am – 3:30 pm & 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Wednesday: 11 am – 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 3:30 pm & 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Friday: Closed to the Public
Saturday: 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Getting to the Oval is easy
It is quite easy to get access to the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval.
The Oval entrance is located at the south corner of Dudley Street and Avenue R. The entrance is the same one that is used to get to the Leakos Field and Cairns Field baseball parks.
Signage is in place to direct you to the parking lot of the Oval.
The map below can be used as a helpful tool to get to the Oval’s entrance.
The Gordie Howe Sports Complex hopes all users of the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will have an enjoyable skating season. All skating skill levels are welcome to enjoy the 400-metre outdoor oval and speed skates are not necessary.