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Simcoe County Museum Skate Trail opens to the public

Midhurst/January 30, 2023 – After a successful soft launch this past weekend, the Simcoe County Museum Skate Trail has officially opened for the 2023 season. The Trail, which does not utilize any freezing or cooling systems, spans across more than one kilometre of peaceful solitude through the Simcoe County Museum grounds.

2023 Hours of Operation
The skate trail will be open on the following days, weather permitting:

Tuesdays:       6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays:      6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fridays:           6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays:      11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
Sundays:         11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.


Ticket prices are $10 for adults or $8 for youth and may be purchased online at​ ​on the same day as the reservation. If you have not booked a ticket before the start of the session, please call 705-728-3721 to check capacity. Booking in advance is not available to ensure trail conditions remain optimal throughout the season.

To create a safe and fun environment, while also maintaining the integrity of the ice, we are limiting skate trail numbers for each session to 300 people. Skaters will also be required to follow a one-way direction and will enjoy access to warming stations and indoor change areas.

About the Simcoe County Museum

Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year-round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at for further details.

About the County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)

Jen Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-790-5979 (mobile)