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Free Public Skating

Schedule – Winter 2023

Arena Date & time

Bertrand
294 Bertrand St.

Tuesday, 6:45–7:45 pm, Jan 3–Mar 7

Saturday, 2–3 pm, Jan 7–Mar 11

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.

Sunday, 4–5 pm, Jan 8–Mar 5

Thursday, 5:30–6:30 pm, Jan 5–Mar 2

Century
1377 Clarence Ave.

Monday, 7:15–8:15 pm, Jan 9–Mar 6

Cancelled Monday, Feb 20

Charlie Gardiner
799 Logan Ave.

Saturday, 12:30–1:30 pm, Jan 7–Mar 11

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.

Sunday, 2:15–3:15 pm, Jan 8–Mar 5

Wednesday, 6:45–7:45 pm, Jan 4–Mar 8

Maginot
910 Maginot St.

Thursday, 6:30–7:30 pm, Jan 5–Mar 9

River East
1410 Rothesay St.

Friday, 5:45–6:45 pm, Jan 6–Mar 10

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.

Sunday, 3–4 pm, Jan 8–Mar 5

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.

Sunday, Noon–1 pm, Jan 8–Mar 5

St. James Civic Centre / Ab McDonald
2055 Ness Ave.

Monday, 11 am–Noon, Jan 9–Mar 13

Cancelled Monday, Feb 20

Saturday, 2:15–3:15 pm, Jan 7–Mar 11

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne's Rd.

Sunday, 12:30–1:30 pm, Jan 8–Mar 19

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.

Saturday, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Jan 7–Mar 11

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E

Sunday, 1:30–2:30 pm, Jan 8–Mar 19

Cancelled Sunday, Jan 22 & Feb 19

Saturday, 6:30–7:30 pm, Jan 7–Mar 18

Cancelled Saturday, Jan 21

Public Skating Rules

  • We reserve the right to limit the number of skaters on the ice at one time.
  • Skate only in the direction set by skate patrol.
  • No food or drinks allowed on the ice.
  • Training bars are to remain in the beginners’ area (note: no training bars provided).
  • Strollers, sleighs, hockey sticks and footwear (other than skates) are NOT allowed on the ice surface.
  • No throwing objects (elbow pad, gloves).
  • No piggyback skating (including parents carrying their child).
  • Penalty box, players’ benches are out of bounds.
  • No dangerous skating (i.e. tag, crack the whip, fast skating, weaving through traffic, backwards skating, spins or figure skating).
  • Cell phones are not to be used while skating, please leave the ice surface if you get a call.
  • We strongly recommend the use of a CSA-approved hockey helmet and cage for all ages.

Any persons violating these rules or behaving in a disorderly manner will be asked to leave the area.

Skating Lessons

  • The Learn to Skate program offers lessons with an emphasis on progressive skill development and fun.
  • Trained instructors teach skating skills using a variety of activities and games in a non-competitive environment.

View skating lessons in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure.

To participate in the Learn to Skate program, please note the following:

  • Sharpen hockey or figure skates prior to the start of lessons.
  • All children should wear mitts or gloves. Layers of warm clothing are recommended. Snow suits are appropriate for preschool-aged children.
  • Skate bars are not permitted.
  • A helmet is mandatory for all participants, including parents participating in Parent & Cub programs. A proper-fitting CSA approved helmet is recommended. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  • We strongly recommend that helmets be equipped with a cage.
  • Please note one parent is required for each child registered in Parent & Cub (1:1 ratio).
  • For all programs, only one parent/guardian per registered participant will be permitted to enter the facility.
  • Registration is not permitted after the start of the program.
  • To ensure enrollment in the correct level, please refer to the flow chart in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure. Withdrawals will be subject to Program Withdrawal Fee.
Last update: January 3, 2023

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