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Indoor public skating will be available at five City arenas starting October 1

September 28, 2020
Announcements and Events

Indoor public skating will be available by reservation at five City arenas, starting Thursday, October 1:

  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex – Orléans
  • Sandy Hill Arena
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex – Goulbourn
  • Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven
  • Bell Centennial Arena

Skating schedules will be available online at ottawa.ca starting September 29. 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 aged 10 and under must be accompanied by one parent or guardian – on-ice or as a spectator. Other skaters are limited to bringing one spectator. Use of the player benches are restricted to the skaters only – while maintaining physical distancing.

While masks are not required on the ice, they must be worn throughout the building. Skaters and spectators must also maintain two-metre physical distancing from people who are outside of their social bubble or household. Changerooms will be open but skaters are encouraged to arrive dressed to skate. Access to the arena and changerooms will be allowed 15 minutes prior to the skate. Remember, a CSA-certified hockey helmet is required for children aged 10 and under.

Additional arenas will open on October 15 for more public and specialized skating sessions by reservation.

Hockey programming, including shinny and adult pick-up, are included in the fall recreation e-Guides at ottawa.ca/recreation. Registration opens October 5 at 9 pm.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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