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Skate trail at Simcoe County Museum officially open for 2022 season

Skaters limited to 100 at one time at Midhurst facility for up to a limit of two hours
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MIDHURST – After a successful soft launch to the season, the County of Simcoe skate trail has officially opened for the 2022 season.

It remains a popular winter destination for residents across the region with over one kilometre of peaceful solitude through Simcoe County forests.

With current provincial COVID-19 protocols in place and to ensure physical distancing is able to occur, skaters are limited to 100 at one time, up to a limit of two hours.

2022 Hours of Operation
The skate trail will be open on the following days, weather permitting:

Tuesdays:       6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays:      6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fridays:           6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturdays:       11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.

Sundays:         11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at on the same day as the reservation. Booking in advance is not available to ensure trail conditions remain optimal throughout the season.

In order to create a safe and fun environment, we are limiting skate trail numbers for each session to 100 people and asking skaters to wear face coverings while using the trail. Skaters will also be required to follow a one way direction and maintain a 3 metre distance when on the trail. As this is an outdoor activity with a masking requirement, proof of vaccination is not required. Enhanced cleaning of all outdoor touch surfaces (picnic tables, railings, etc.) will be completed between each skating session. Warming stations and indoor change areas will not be available for use this year.