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Don't forget to stay active this holiday season

Tis the season to be JOLLY!!

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget to keep ACTIVE.  All our trails, green spaces and parks are open for activity. 

If the cooler weather is slowing you down a little, take advantage of our walking track at the Amherst Stadium. Open daily on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends. 

If walking is not your thing, strap on the blades and take advantage of our many programmed skates. All skating times are listed on our Amherst Stadium calendar and on a handout on the information table at the stadium.

Holiday Schedule

The Amherst Stadium will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  We are in the process of finalizing our holiday skating schedule. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for further details. 

With the winter weather coming, take advantage of our lending program and borrow a pair of snow shoes. Come visit us at the stadium for more information or call 902-667-physical snow shoeing B6500.

Looking for a location to have your birthday party? Check us out at the Amherst Stadium and book your time today. Enjoy ice time and a great meeting space at a very low price. Contact Corey at 902 667 6503 to book you time today.   

Youth Drop-in Pick-Up Hockey

New to the Amherst Stadium recreation schedule is Youth Drop-in Pick-Up Hockey!  It is offered during professional development days when students do not have school. The next one is on Friday, Sept. 29. 

Other free skates offered are Adult/Senior, Parents & Tots, After School Skating and public skating.  Adult Learn to Skate for beginner skaters runs on Thursdays from 12:15pm to 12:45pm until December 5. 

Skates and helmets are available for lending free of charge at the stadium through the Town of Amherst’s equipment lending program, part of our Physical Activity Strategy supporting active, healthy Amherst. 

A full stadium schedule can be found on the town's website. For ice rentals and bookings please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6503.

Glo Bingo

Glo Bingo – ’90s edition – will have the Amherst fire station pumping on Friday, November 22!  It’s Bingo under the black light, with DJ Neal spinning the best of the 1990s! Grab your glow sticks and enjoy a night out of fun and entertainment.  Must be 19 years or older to attend.

What’s happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500.