Sturgeon County's ice-skating trail is now open for the season, and this year, it's bigger and better. 

For the second year in a row, you can lace up your skates and glide through Sturgeon County's skating trail in Cardiff Park (25023 Township Road 554). Last year's trail measured at 375-metres, but this year is much longer at 1.1 kilometres, complete with decorated trees and lights illuminating the track. 

"We are delighted to open the skating trail in time for the holidays," said Alanna Hnatiw, mayor of Sturgeon County. "The lights display along the trail is spectacular to see at night, and we welcome everyone from around the region to come out and skate a lap with your friends and family." 

The trail is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and the lights come on from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. There is no cost to use the skating trail. 

Sturgeon County also reminds folks that the trail is not supervised and to be cautious as the natural ice surface can have cracks, bumps, and divots.  

People are encouraged to share photos of their skating trail experience to social media with the hashtag #SturgeonCounty to be featured as part of the County's "Get Outside Winter" campaign.