Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink

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2185 Arch street

The Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink is run through a joint partnership with the City of Ottawa and the Canterbury Community Association.

The surface is not available for rent when the ice is in.

Inquiries can be sent to JTCrink@ottawa.ca.

We are open from November to April for skating, weather dependent.

The covered outdoor rink slab will reopen in May for outdoor spring and summer drop-in programs.

Children aged 10 and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet.

Regular hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm
Logo Jim Tubman Ottawa Chevrolet


Please note, we do not require reservations for spring, summer and fall drop-in activities.

Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink summer drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Roller hockey - Adult n/a n/a n/a 8 - 10 am n/a 8 - 10 am n/a
Roller hockey – Youth n/a n/a n/a 5 - 6 pm n/a 6 - 8 pm n/a
Roller hockey - Child n/a n/a n/a 4 - 5 pm n/a 4 - 6 pm n/a
Rollerblading - All ages n/a n/a 5:30 - 7 pm n/a 5:30 - 6:30 pm 3 - 4 pm 8 - 10 am, 2 - 3 pm
Basketball - Adult n/a 8 - 10 pm n/a n/a 9 - 10 pm n/a 8 - 10 pm
Basketball - Youth n/a 6 - 8 pm n/a n/a 8 - 9 pm 1 - 3 pm 6:30 - 8 pm
Basketball - Child n/a 4 - 6 pm n/a n/a n/a 11 am - 1 pm 5 - 6:30 pm
Ball hockey - Child 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ball hockey - Youth 8 - 9 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ball hockey - Adult 9 - 10 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Skating descriptions

  • Public skate:
    • Sticks and pucks are prohibited
    • Unsupervised, leisure skating session for all ages and abilities
    • Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted
    • CSA approved helmets are highly recommended for wheelchair and stroller occupants over 12 months
  • Pick-up hockey:
    • Unsupervised, recreational, and non-contact session, open to ages 18 and older and all abilities
  • Pick-up ringette:
    • Unsupervised, recreational, and non-contact session, open to all ages and abilities
  • Women’s pick-up hockey:
    • An unsupervised, recreational, and non-contact session, open to all ages and abilities
  • Child hockey:
    • Unsupervised, recreational, and non-contact session, open to 12 years and under and all abilities
  • Youth hockey:
    • Unsupervised, recreational and non-contact session, open to 13 years to 18 years and all abilities
  • Family hockey:
    • Leisure session open to all ages
    • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older
    • Children 10 years and under are required to wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet

Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink - rules of conduct

Please obey the following rules to ensure a safe and pleasant skating experience:

  • Only people wearing skates are permitted on rink.
  • Follow the capacity limits posted on-site and do not go on the ice when the rink is at capacity.
  • Maintain a two-metre distance from others, not in your household, at all times.
  • Masking is highly recommended at all times.
  • Masks are recommended when lacing up your skates.
  • Indoor change rooms and indoor clubhouses, excluding bathrooms, are to be closed to the public.
  • Follow instructions from City of Ottawa staff at all times when the rink is supervised.
  • Report all accidents, injuries, misconduct and foul-language to staff immediately.
  • All skaters 10 years and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet.
    • We recommend that all skaters wear a helmet.
    • Bicycle, ski and snowsport helmets are not permitted.
  • Respect the rink skating schedule as posted.
  • Stay off the rink during inclement weather or when staff are clearing snow or watering the ice surface.
  • Children aged 10 and under must be actively supervised by a responsible person 16 years of age or older.

Users of City facilities are personally responsible for ensuring they are fit to participate in physical activities. Anyone with a condition affecting his/her ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions to ensure his/her own safety and is encouraged to be accompanied by an adult who is knowledgeable about their condition.

The following activities are not permitted. Such behaviour could result in immediate removal from the rink:

  • Carrying children while on the ice surface (including baby carriers).
  • Smoking or loitering on the ice or near the facility.
  • Food and drinks are not to be taken on the ice surface.
  • Skating or any other activities in the park between 11 pm and 5 am.
  • The sale and distribution of any products or services anywhere in the park, unless authorized by the City.
  • Alcohol or drug use anywhere on City property.
  • Rough play, speed and figure skating, and multiplayer games (i.e. tag and races), foul language or inappropriate behaviour.

Wheelchairs, Strollers and Skating Aids:

  • Only E-Z gliders are permitted as an aid.
  • Certified multi-impact helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants.
  • Sand and salt must be removed from wheels prior to entering the ice surface to ensure the safety of skaters.

Patrons using the rink do so at their own risk and voluntarily assume all risk associated with any sport or event. The City of Ottawa does not accept responsibility for related risks or injuries.