Wascana Centre is the place to be this winter season! There is skating, tobogganing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and cleared trails for a walk or run around the lake.
The public skating surface at the marina below the Willow Restaurant is now open and available for use. The venue is open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, with a heated change facility, washrooms and overhead lighting. The flooded ice is adjacent to the lake and offers a great view of Wascana.
The whole family can enjoy tobogganing at Wascana Hill or Goose Hill, and many walk or run around Wascana Lake every day. If you want to try something new, grab a pair of snowshoes and snowshoe around the lake!
While the snow is still at a minimum outside, the Regina Ski Club is busy setting up their cross-country ski trails around the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Wascana Hill and the Canada Games Athletic Complex. Visit reginaskiclub.com for route maps and trail conditions.
In the midst of the winter fun, the Provincial Capital Commission wishes to remind everyone to please stay safe. Obey the “thin ice” signs posted around Wascana Lake and stay off the lake. An underwater aeration system is in operation which weakens and thins the ice in a number of locations.
Coyotes are occasionally observed in the park during the winter months. Coyotes are a natural part of the park environment but as with any wild animal should be treated with cautious respect. If you are in close proximity to a coyote, raise your hands above your head and yell or clap at the coyote to scare it.
And finally, please take care to walk with extreme caution if you need to be on the road. Vehicles in contact with ice or gravel can create unexpected hazards to both pedestrians and little ones being pulled on their sleds. Be mindful and keep everyone safe.