Bleu, Blanc, Bouge is the flagship project of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. Its goal is to construct refrigerated outdoor skating rinks in the community. The Foundation has donated Cartierville’s ninth outdoor skating rink for children and young people under 17.
The Bleu Blanc Bouge (BBB) rink has a state-of-the-art refrigeration system, and its ice quality meets professional standards.
Sport activities available year-round
The rink is open from December to mid-March for ice sports. After that, its concrete surface may be used for sports such as basketball, soccer and ball hockey, from spring to fall.
Skating rink hours
The normal schedule is in effect from December 13 to 19, 2021, inclusive, and from January 4 to February 27, 2022, inclusive.
The Holiday Period schedule is in effect from December 20, 2021, to January 3, 2022, inclusive. However, the rink will be closed to the public on:
- Friday, December 24 and December 31, 2021, in the evening, i.e. after 6 p.m.
- Saturday, December 25, 2021, and January 1, 2022, all day
- Sunday, December 26, 2021, and January 2, 2022, all day
The schedule for the school break week will be in effect from February 28 to March 6 inclusive.
Free equipment lending
Skates, hockey sticks, protective helmets, throat-collars and pucks are provided free-of-charge to the public during scheduled time periods under certain conditions. For the time periods, click the schedule in effect for the period identified, i.e.:
- During the regular 2021–2022 schedule
- During the Holiday Period schedule
- Or during the schedule in effect between January 3 and 9, 2022
“Animation” activity: Mandatory registration
The activity is held every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to noon.
It is designed for children 5 to 11 years of age, and people 12 years and older.
- Learn to skate activity
- Equipment is provided free-of-charge on-site
Check weather conditions
The borough reserves the right to close the skating rink to the public at any time, without prior notice. The ice is resurfaced periodically depending on weather conditions in effect. Before travelling, see winter site conditions (below).
From Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the skating rink is made available to elementary schools and high schools and to borough partner organizations.
If you are interested in reserving time (from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) for group activities, call 514-872-6138, fill out and send the form (in French) at the required time.
If no one has reserved the time period, the chalet and rink are available to the public, without supervision, beginning at 12 noon.
Rules to follow
Due to the public health measures decreed by the government:
- Wearing a face covering is required at all times in the chalet for people 10 years and older
- Physical distancing must be maintained between people or family bubbles
- The maximum capacity for free skating is set at 50 people
- For family hockey and free hockey activities, the maximum capacity has been set at 25 people
- A vaccine passport is required for people 13 and over who want to participate in the “Animation” activity, which takes place Saturday and Sunday (reservations are necessary)
- Reservations are mandatory for all family hockey and free hockey activities. View the reservation procedure
- A 10-minute break is set, included in each scheduled period
Access to the chalet
- Wearing a face covering is mandatory for people 10 years and older
- The physical distancing rule also applies at all times
- Capacity is limited to 15 people
- Access to the chalet is limited to people using the equipment lending service
Wearing a protective helmet is strongly recommended
No matter the activity, wearing a helmet is strongly recommended for everyone.
Family and free hockey
Wearing hockey gloves, throat collar and a complete helmet-facemask are strongly recommended.
See the other rules to follow during all activities on the skating rink.
Rules in effect (in French)
- Drinking fountain
- Free parking
- Ground-level entrance
- Wheel-chair accessible