Arena & Skating Programs

Public Skating

Public Skating is open to everyone on Saturday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Drop by the arena with your family and friends to enjoy a leisurely skate in the Frank Doherty arena. Sticks and pucks are not allowed on the ice during public skating.

Admission to public skating is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children (cash only).

Adult Skate

Adult Skate is a non-supervised skating program open to skaters who are 18 or older and looking for a quieter skate. Some people take advantage of this time for fitness or to brush up on their skating skills. Sticks and pucks are not allowed on the ice during the adult skate time.

Adult skating runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the James Whyte arena starting October 16th.

Admission to adult skating is by season pass only. Passes are $25.00 per person. You can buy your pass at City Hall or the arena office. Please be sure to bring your identification with you when you register.

Seniors Skate

Seniors Skate runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting October 15th in the Frank Doherty arena for adults who are 55+ years. This is a leisurely skating session for seniors to socialize, be active and share a coffee afterward.

You can purchase a pass for $20.00 by appointment at the arena office. 

Tiny Tots Skate

Tiny Tots skating is free for parents and guardians who would like to take their preschoolers skating. This program time provides children with the chance to learn to skate in a quiet environment without distractions.


Stick and Puck

Stick and puck is a great opportunity for children to practice their hockey skills. Nets are on the ice and children can practice their stick handling skills in a non-competitive setting. An adult (18+) must be on the ice at all times and can supervise two children. It is $5.00 (cash only) for one adult and two children during stick and puck.

Children must wear skates, gloves and a CSA-approved hockey helmet during stick and puck time, adults must wear skates and gloves.

Arena Rules
  • Only skates are allowed on the ice
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the ice
  • Always skate in control and at a sensible speed
  • Skate in the direction the skate patroller indicates
  • No throwing ice or snow at other skaters
  • No horseplay, games of tag, racing, backwards skating or figure skating manoeuvres

We strongly recommend that you always wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet when you're on the ice.


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 download a copy of the arena schedule to have days and times at your fingertips.

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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