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Indoor public skating will be available at eleven City arenas starting December 1

November 27, 2020
Council Updates

Indoor public skating will be available by reservation at eleven City arenas, starting Tuesday, December 1:

  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex – Orléans
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex – Goulbourn
  • Fred Barrett Arena
  • Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
  • Manotick Community Centre and Mike O'Neil Arena
  • Navan Memorial Centre
  • Nepean Sportsplex
  • Sandy Hill Arena
  • St-Laurent Complex
  • W. Erskine Johnston Arena
  • Walter Baker Sports Centre

Skating schedules from December 1 to 18 are available online at ottawa.ca. Since skating capacity will be limited to 25 skaters on each rink, you can reserve your 50-minute skate time up to two days in advance.

Payment options for the admission fee vary at each arena. Please check ottawa.ca for more information.

Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by one parent or guardian. A ratio of 1:1 participant to parent/guardian will be permitted in the arena for the supervision of children under the age of 18-year-old, to a maximum of 25 parents/guardians. No spectators will be permitted except for a parent/guardian.. Use of the player benches are restricted to the skaters only.

Skaters, parents and guardians must also maintain two-metre physical distancing from people outside of their household. While masks are not required on the ice, they must be worn throughout the building. Changerooms will be open but skaters are encouraged to arrive dressed to skate. Access to the arena and changerooms will be allowed 20 minutes prior to and after the skate. Remember, a CSA-certified hockey helmet is required for children aged 10 and under.

Additional arenas will open for the holiday public skating schedule to run from December 19 to January 5. The selected arena locations follow the hub model to concentrate service resumption at key facilities that are geographically distributed across the city and better suited to maintain public health protocols.

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