The outdoor rinks in Fort Saskatchewan have a definitive opening day. 

According to the city manager in a Facebook post, depending on the weather, the two boarded rinks will be flooded next week with an estimated opening on the week of Nov. 27.

The snowbank rinks will start being built at the same time, with the city hoping to have them open in early December. 

As of Thursday (Nov. 17) morning, the ice at the snowbank rinks is currently five centimetres thick. The city needs at least fifteen centimetres to be able to build the rink.

There will also be two ice slides built this winter -- one at West Rivers Edge, and the other at the Amphitheatre toboggan hill. These slides are being built on Dec. 5 and should be finished a week later.