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Ramblers road to Fred Page Cup begins

Playoff fever is in the air, and the Ramblers are in great position within their division.

After a great regular season, the team is primed for a long playoff run leading to the Fred Page Cup.

Get in on the action and check out the town’s website for a full Fred Page Cup playoff schedule.

Speaking of the Fred Page Cup, do you have your tournament pass yet? You can purchase one for all games for just $69.00. Pick up your Fred Page Cup tickets at the Rambler 26 BRambler Toonie Office, 26 Industrial Dr. or call 902-661-2202.

The Fred Page Cup, the Eastern Canadian Junior “A” Championships, will take place at the Amherst stadium May 1 to 5.

With Cumberland County Minor Hockey slowing down, ice time will become available throughout March and into April. To book ice please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 902-667-6500. Great rates and great service at the Amherst Stadium. 

March Break

Keep an eye open for our March Break schedule for the many activities provided around town to keep you active during the break. There’s skating at the Amherst Stadium, activities at the YMCA and at the library, and much, much more.

Looking for ideas? There are many ways to stay active in Amherst. Visit one of our facilities or simply just go for a walk on one of the trails in the area. 

Walking is the most popular way to stay active for all ages. The Big Block Walk is located in downtown Amherst.  One loop around Church St., Victoria St., Havelock St., and Prince Arthur St. is 0.7 kilometres. This route is kept clear and salted all winter long in order to give people a space to walk in the fresh air, even on those messy winter days.

The Amherst Stadium has an indoor walking-running track that has extended hours and is open daily.

So, rain, snow or shine, you can still get those laps in.

Free public skates 

The Amherst Stadium also has a full schedule of FREE public skates for all ages, including adult & senior, and parent & tot skates in the mornings and After the Bell skatesSkating in the afternoons.

Skating is a great way to improve endurance and helps build strength!

Helmets are required at the stadium and are available for lending at no charge.

The downtown outdoor skating surface has been very popular this winter and is getting used by many recreational skaters.  Evening skates are lit by mini-lights that shine through the trees.

If skating isn’t your thing, you can borrow snowshoes from the Amherst Stadium, Cumberland YMCA or Four Fathers Library at no charge.

The Amherst & Area Trail Committee is focused on developing and promoting all the trails in the area for walking, running and some biking.

The implementation of the town’s five-year Active Transportation Plan will continue to improve trails and sidewalks in our community this spring.

The YMCA of Cumberland offers a wide range of services, including full swimming and fitness classes.  The YMCA Full of Life program provides a safe environment where seniors and youth can participate in fitness, recreation and social activities free of charge, including pickleball, line dancing and crafts.

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