Arena & Skating Programs

Hockey Skates

 

Community Programs 

The City of Thorold offers Community Skating Programs from September to March each year. The 2023-24 Fall / Winter Program schedule can be found on the button below. Admission prices, rules and guidelines for each program can be found under each program's tab.

Cancellations

From time-to-time we may need to cancel our arena programming for maintenance, holidays, tournaments or special events; we will do our best to post this information ahead of time online and at the arena. You can look up our most up-to-date schedules by clicking on the button below.

2023-24 Fall / Winter Program Schedule

 Public Skate
 

Public Skate is a great opportunity for families and friends to come for a leisurely skate. Skate Patrol staff are available to answer questions and supervise skaters to ensure a fun and safe environment for everyone. Please review the Public Skate Rules and Guidelines below prior to arriving. 

 

Adults: $3.25

Children/ 55+: $2.25

 

Public Skating Rules and Guidelines

  1. All participants are encouraged to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  2. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years or older who must maintain visual contact of them on and off the ice.
  3. Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances and anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises.
  4. Skates must be worn by everyone on the ice.
  5. Refrain from carrying children on the ice.
  6. Please skate at a sensible speed.
  7. No horseplay is permitted.
  8. Do not throw ice or snow.
  9. Do not sit on the boards.
  10. Profanity and improper behaviour are not permitted.
  11. You must adhere to the directions of arena staff members.
  12. Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately.
  13. No food or drink are permitted on the ice surface or players' benches.
  14. No chain skating is permitted and no more than two people are permitted to hold hands.
  15. Chairs, sleds, pylons, hockey sticks, pucks and other obstructions are not permitted on the ice surface.
  16. Individuals with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by another person knowledgeable about their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.
  17. The City does not provide or rent skates. The only skate aids permitted on the ice are those provided by the City.
 55+ / Seniors Skate
 

The 55+ / Seniors Skate is a leisurely skating session for seniors to socialize, be active and share a coffee afterward. Tables and chairs will be set up in the arena lobby during the program.

 

55+ Skate Admission: $2.25 per entry or a clip card can be purchased for $15 granting 20 uses. 

 

55+ Skate Rules and Guidelines

  1. All participants are encouraged to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  2. Hockey sticks, pucks & other obstructions are not permitted on the ice.
  3. Skates must be worn by everyone on the ice.
  4. Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately.
  5. No food or drink are permitted on the ice surface or players' benches.
  6. Please skate at a sensible speed, adhere to the directions of arena staff members.
  7. Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances and anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises.
 Tiny Tots Skate
 

Tiny Tots Skate is free for parents and guardians who would like to take their young children skating. This program time provides children with the chance to learn to skate while accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ice. Areas of the ice will be segmented for brand new skaters and a separate area for more experienced skaters still learning or working on skills.

 

Tiny Tots Skate Admission: Free for children and adults.

 

Tiny Tots Rules and Guidelines

  1. Children must be 10 years or under.
  2. Each child may be accompanied by a maximum of two adults.
  3. All participants are encouraged to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  4. Participants are allowed to bring their own Skate Aids subject to approval by skate patrol staff.
  5. Early Learner Skate Aids are available for children to use.
  6. Hockey sticks, pucks & other obstructions are not permitted on the ice.
 12 and under Stick 'n Puck 
 

12 and under Stick 'n Puck is a great opportunity for children who want to practice hockey skills. This program is open to children between the ages of 6 to 12 years.  Equipment is required and a parent or guardian must be on the ice to supervise play. The ice pad is split into two halves for children and youth of different ages to have a place to play.  

 

12 and under Stick 'n Puck Admission: $5 per adult with up to two children.

 

12 and under Stick 'n Puck Rules and Guidelines

  1. Helmets are mandatory for all children. All participants are encouraged to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  2. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied on the ice by a responsible person 16 years or older who must also maintain visual contact of them on and off the ice.
  3. Be mindful of those around you when shooting the puck.
  4. Smaller/beginner skaters will be given a space designated by smaller nets at one end and advanced skaters will be given a space with larger nets at the other end.
  5. Slap shots are not permitted.
  6. Organized games or practices are not permitted.
 All Ages Stick 'n Puck - NEW PROGRAM
 

All Ages Stick 'n Puck is for youth 16 years and under to practice skating, shooting and passing. This program is open to youth ages 16 years or younger. Equipment is required for all participants and children under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ice.

 

Adult Admission: $5 per adult with up to two children under 12 years.

12 to 16 years admission: $5 per participant

 

All Ages Stick 'n Puck Rules and Guidelines

  1. Helmets are mandatory for all participants 16 years and under. All participants are encouraged to wear a CSA-approved helmet. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  2. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied on the ice by a responsible person 16 years or older, who must also maintain visual contact of them on and off the ice.
  3. Be mindful of those around you when shooting the puck.
  4. Smaller/beginner skaters will be given a space designated by smaller nets at one end and advanced skaters will be given a space with larger nets at the other end.
  5. Slap shots are not permitted.
  6. Organized games or practices are not permitted.
 18+ and 45+ Shinny Hockey NEW PROGRAM
 

Shinny Hockey is an opportunity for pay-as-you-play Pick-up Hockey. Full hockey equipment is required for all participants and no contact hockey is allowed.

 

There are two age groups for Shinny Hockey: 45+ years during the day and 18+ years in the evening.

 

Shinny Admission: $5 per participant

Goalies: First four goalies are free each night

 

Shinny Hockey Rules and Guidelines

  1. Players of all abilities can participate in Shinny Hockey.
  2. The first four goalies to arrive are granted free entry.
  3. There is a maximum of 20 players and four goalies for each game.
  4. Full equipment, including a CSA certified helmet, and light and dark jerseys are required.
  5. No headsets, cell phones or handheld electronic devices are permitted to be used while skating.
  6. Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances and anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises.
  7. All participants must wear skates while on the ice surface.
  8. All games are non-contact. No checking or fighting is permitted.
  9. No slap shots are permitted.
  10. Profanity and improper behaviour are not permitted.
  11. Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately.
  12. Anyone not adhering to the rules may be ejected from the game.

Contact Us

© 2018 The Corporation of the City of Thorold, 3540 Schmon Parkway, PO Box 1044, Thorold ON, L2V 4A7

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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