The Riley Family Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park has officially opened for the season.

 A little later than expected, the popular rink opened on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023.

The Assiniboine Park and Zoo said in a post on Facebook that they have installed new enhanced lighting around the Duck Pond to create an inviting atmosphere for evening skating. 

They also have strict rules to allow for a leisurely skate, with no hockey sticks or pucks allowed on the pond.

Anyone skating on the rink can warm up in the shelter adjacent to the pond. 

The busy skating location will remain open as long as the weather allows.