Public skating descriptions

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General Skating Sessions

Public Skating

Public Skating is designated as a leisure skating session for patrons of all ages. Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted on the ice during this session. It is mandatory that all skaters ten years of age and under as well as any new or weak skaters of any age wear a CSA approved helmet during skating sessions. Skaters with medical conditions requiring a modified or specialized helmet will be accommodated. CSA approved helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants over 12 months. Stroller participants, who are between 0 and 12 months of age, must be safely secured in their stroller.

Family Skating

Family Skating is a leisure skating session designated for parents, seniors and younger children. All preschoolers, newborn to five years old and children six to 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 and over during this session. Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted on the ice during this session. Children and youth without parents will be referred to Public Skating sessions. It is mandatory that all skaters ten years of age and under as well as any new or weak skaters of any age wear a CSA approved helmet during skating sessions. Skaters with medical conditions requiring a modified or specialized helmet will be accommodated. CSA approved helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants over 12 months. Stroller participants, who are between 0 and 12 months of age, must be safely secured in their stroller.

Adult Skating

Adult Skating is a leisure skating session for adults 19 to 64 and seniors 65 years and older. It is mandatory that any new or weak skaters of any age wear a CSA approved helmet during skating sessions. Skaters with medical conditions requiring a modified or specialized helmet will be accommodated.

Seniors Skating

Seniors Skating is a leisure skating session for adults 50 years and older. It is mandatory that any new or weak skaters of any age wear a CSA approved helmet during skating sessions. Skaters with medical conditions requiring a modified or specialized helmet will be accommodated.

Unsupervised Skate

Unsupervised Skate sessions are designated non-prime, skating sessions, typically offered at rural arenas at no charge. On-ice supervision is not available. A responsible adult 18 years of age must accompany children under 16 years of age. It is mandatory that all skaters ten years of age and under as well as any new or weak skaters of any age wear a CSA approved helmet during skating sessions. Skaters with medical conditions requiring a modified or specialized helmet will be accommodated. CSA approved helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants over 12 months. Stroller participants, who are between 0 and 12 months of age, must be safely secured in their stroller.

Specialized Skating Sessions

Pick-up Hockey – Adults 18+ / Adults 35+

Pick-up Hockey – Adults 18+ / Adults 35+ is a drop-in session for adults 18+ and for adults 35 years and older. It is mandatory that all participants wear full hockey equipment including a certified multi-impact helmet. However, it is highly recommended that participants wear a full-face mask. These sessions are offered on a first come first serve basis with a maximum of 22 players and 2 goalies per session.

Shinny Hockey

Shinny Hockey is a drop-in session for children (ages 6 to 12) and youth (ages 13 to 17). It is mandatory that all participants wear a certified multi-impact helmet with full facemask. Gloves, neck protector and stick are also mandatory for shinny hockey sessions. These sessions are offered on a first come first serve basis with a maximum of 24 players and 4 goalies per session for Child Shinny and 22 players and 2 goalies for youth Shinny.

Figure Skating

Figure Skating is for recreational figure skaters who wish to practice individual skating skills, freestyle and stroking elements. No instruction provided. It is mandatory that all skaters ten years of age and under as well as any new or weak skaters of any age wear a certified multi-impact helmet during all skating sessions.

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