Closure of Recreation Facilities

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND - Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – Please note that the City of Clarence-Rockland is closing all municipal recreation facilities from Friday, December 25th, 2020 to Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, inclusively.

This closure affects the Recreational and Cultural Complex (YMCA and library), the Clarence Creek Arena, the Clarence-Rockland Arena (CIH) as well as community halls. The Clarence-Rockland Public Library will be returning to a modified curbside service as of January 5th, 2021. For more information, visit their website at

For those who have rental bookings during this period, Community Services will be in contact with clients individually in order to discuss the options available to them.

This precautionary measure follows the imposed directive from provincial authorities and is necessary in order to help prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This closure may be extended depending on forthcoming directives.

Stay cautious during your winter activities

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – January 5, 2021 – The City of Clarence-Rockland wishes to remind residents to be careful during their outdoor activities.
The mild temperatures is making the sledding hill in the Alain Potvin Park very popular and observing physical distancing challenging, but it is the responsibility of all users of the park to stay two meters from others. To reduce the number of people at Alain Potvin Park, we would like to remind residents that it is also possible to slide at Jules Saumure Park, located on Céline Street in Clarence Creek.
Skating Rinks
In addition to the skating path at Alain Potvin Park, the City of Clarence-Rockland maintains 8 outdoor skating rinks. The present mild weather is not favourable to build ice for skating. We will communicate more information regarding our skating rinks in the coming days.
Safety Instructions
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask residents to follow these guidelines while visiting the sledding hills:
• Stay at least two metres away from people who are not in your family bubble;
• Avoid physical contact between users;
• Wash your hands before and after your visit with soapy water or disinfectant;
• Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow; and
• Do not visit the sledding hills if you are sick.
For information:
Julie Chartrand
Communications Officer

Mayor's Statement

Clarence-Rockland – January 6, 2021– Allow me to start by wishing you a Happy New Year 2021. I collectively wish us health, prosperity and the end of this pandemic.

Unfortunately, we are starting the year again in lockdown. I know this is not how we wanted to begin 2021. Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases are on the rise everywhere and we need to go the extra mile to avoid hospital congestion. We know what we have to do; stay home, only go out for essential travel, wear masks indoors, and maintain physical distancing.

I also ask citizens to be careful when practicing winter activities. I know the nice weather makes us want to enjoy the different trails, rinks and sledding hills. However, please ensure you are at least two metres away from anyone who is not part of your family bubble.

In conclusion, I would like to praise the resilience of our local business people. The past year has been tough for them, and it is starting just as difficult. I encourage citizens to continue shopping locally. Some stores even offer curbside pick-up and delivery. If you have not already, check out our Business Directory on our website’s homepage You will find a lot of useful information regarding the delivery of services by our business people.


Guy Desjardins


Municipal Parks Remain Open

Clarence-Rockland – January 142021 – The City of Clarence-Rockland's municipal parks will remain open during the new province of Ontario stay at home order, with increased surveillance by municipal law enforcement to ensure all sanitary measures are followed.


Outdoor Rinks and Skating Path Locations

  • Alain Potvin Park - 1245 Docteur Corbeil Boulevard

  • Bourget Park - 19 Lavigne Road

  • Cathy Cain Park - 374 McDermott Drive

  • Cheney Park - 205 Grand Tronc Road

  • Dalrymple Park - 1060 des Pins Avenue

  • Hammond Park - 3154 Gendron Road  

  • Laviolette Park - 1037 Laviolette Street

  • Richelieu Grande-Rivière Park - 975 Laporte Street

  • St-Pascal Park – 2410 Du Lac Road


Sledding Hill LocationsAlain Potvin Park - 1245 Docteur Corbeil Boulevard

  • Jules Saumure Park - 1753 Céline Street


Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing Trail Location

  • Lavigne Natural Park - 3480 Marcil Road


For everyone’s safety:

  • Respect the maximum of people allowed that is listed at each site;

  • Stay 2 metres away from others - Come back later if physical distancing is not possible;

  • No team sports, gatherings or loitering;

  • Stay home if you're sick, if you're waiting for test results, or if you've recently travelled outside of Canada;

  • Masks aren't mandatory while practicing the activities, but they are recommended;

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after visiting municipal parks;

  • Use at your own risk as benches/other amenities will not be sanitized;

  • Please do not share equipment; including skates, gloves, sticks, sleds, skis; and

  • Wear CSA approved helmets and protective equipment, not mandatory but recommended;


Please note that the City reserves the right to close any of these premises at any time due the poor quality of the ice surfaces and/or poor conditions of hills/trails.

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