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County of Simcoe opens skate trail to the public


Midhurst/January 18, 2022 – 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:

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
​6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
​6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
​11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
2 – 4 p.m.
​11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
2 – 4 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at museum.simcoe.ca 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.

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 museum.simcoe.ca 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 simcoe.ca.

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Andrea Walasek
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
249-535-3511 (mobile)

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