Organizer: Steve Heron (Organizer)

This event depends on the weather. If the weather (or the ice) is bad, this will be re-scheduled for the next day, Sunday, February 16, 2020. Watch this spot for last-minute updates!

Don't believe the groundhog? Why wait for Spring? Let's get out and frolic in the cold?

Bring your skates to a Winter Orienteering Sprint around the Fisher Lakes in Rockwood Park!

(Note: Skates are optional! It's fun to "run" too!)

WARNING: The lake is ICE! Footing may be tricky! Skates, spiked shoes and/or snow creepers are recommended. Watch for thin ice near the bridge and lake edges.

Event Format: Point-to-Point

These are short courses on and around the Fisher Lakes. You will proceed around the course from control to control in the order specified.


  • Shorter: approximately 1-2 km.
  • Longer: approximately 2-3 km
  • Register to Run or Skate!

All controls will be easy. Start/Finish will be at the lake's edge. All controls will be located in/on the Fisher Lakes. 100% accessible on skates!


Pre-registration is requested to help the organizers prepare sufficient material. Please pre-register by the Thursday before the event. Register online or by email with the organizer : Race fees will be collected on-site.

Please provide:

  • Name
  • Club/Group (eg ONB, 1st Saint John Scouts, etc)
  • Course
  • SportIdent serial number (if available)


Registration Fees will be collected at the meet site. Pre-registration rates will be collected for anyone who registers here or by email. On site registration available from 11:00am.

(Pre-registration for meets is strongly encouraged. Pre-registered participants are also guaranteed a pre-printed map.)

Adults $5
Juniors (under 20) $5
Family Maximum $20
Groups $5/teammate

Note about Electronic Timing
SportIdentTM electronic timing equipment is used at all ONB events. Participants who do not have a SportIdentTM device will be provided with one. If the device is lost, there will be a $50 charge to recover the cost of the device.

More Info

What should I bring? Wear clothing appropriate for moving around in the weather! Skates, spiked shoes and/or ice creepers are suggested!


Parking located at the Rockwood Park Stables parking lot.

  • Enter at the main Rockwood Park entrance at Lily Lake.
  • Proceed to the left at the duck pond
  • Pass the Interpretation Center and RV campground.
  • Park in the Rockwood Park Stables parking lot.

Follow signs along road to the Start/Finish on the edge of Fisher Lakes.


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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