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Riverview Park (Oakville)

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High energy

Bring on your shovel

When we visited, on a bright winter sunny day, this park was buzzing with action. It seemed like the unofficial town meeting place for those who love to play outside. In addition to pond skating, visitors can enjoy a good tobogganing slope near the entrance of the park. The skating pond is located on the western side of the Twelve Mile Creek. On the day we went, local families had cleared a dozen rinks in different sizes and shapes. Hockey games were going on the bigger ones and parents were initiating their toddlers on the smaller ones. Bring a shovel to help widen an already existing rink and show your good faith to the locals. If you have to hold a kid's hand instead of a shovel, I recommend you go on a Sunday. Chances are other skaters will have worked for you the day before. Note that we need a couple of weeks with serious sub-zero temperatures in order for natural ice to be safe.

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