Bathurst Regional Council has partnered with LiveBetter to provide ice skating session for people with special needs. A number of skating sessions will run with reduced capacity and volunteers from LiveBetter on hand to help between 10am – 2pm. The day aims to ensure all abilities can be part of the festival, while ensuring a safe environment.


Bathurst Winter Festival


Don't worry if you don't own your own pair of ice skates. Your Ice Rink ticket includes ice hockey rental skates. Please keep in mind that rental skates may not be as comfortable as your own skates.

Be sure to bring an extra pair of socks with you to the ice rink. The extra pair of socks should be a bit thicker than your normal socks as they will give you more hold and padding inside your ice skates. A pair of knee high ski socks would be perfect.

Change of Clothes: If conditions are Windy or Hot bring a towel and change of clothes. All outdoor ice rinks are subject to a thin layer of water across the surface of the ice.