Shovel Superheroes

COVID-19 Update – April 8, 2021

The Province has declared a third state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A province-wide stay at home order is in effect.

All municipal pools, arenas and fitness centres remain closed. Residents who have registered for programs or have booked ice time will be contacted directly to discuss refunds and other details.

Shovel Superheroes Required at Neighbourhood Outdoor Rinks

Image: Wanted: Shovel Superheroes! Volunteer for your neighbourhood rink. 311 at Your Service.

The City of Greater Sudbury is seeking more volunteers to maintain and operate 54 outdoor rinks in every part of the community. Neighbourhood rinks would not be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time and energy each winter season. 

Neighbourhood volunteers are responsible for scraping, shovelling and flooding outdoor rinks, ensuring the fieldhouse is open and may also operate the canteen. At some locations, volunteers are involved in special events, such as carnivals and fundraising activities. 

The City of Greater Sudbury supports local volunteers with funding and equipment to carry out these duties. Please consider supporting a healthier community by giving your time at your local neighbourhood outdoor rink! 

For more information and to volunteer, contact the City of Greater Sudbury Leisure Services at 705-674-4455, ext. 2446 or email


There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.


The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.