Arena & Skating Programs

COVID-19 Update

 Public Skating is over for the 2020/2021 skating season. Programming will resume in September 2020. Please continue to check our website for updates. 

Public Skating

Public Skating is now over for the 2021 Winter Season. See you again in October!

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 prior to arriving. 


Adults: $3.00

Children/ 55+: $2.00

Adult Skate

Please note that Adult Skate is not offered at this time.

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.

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.

55+ Skate

Please note that 55+ Skate is not offered at this time.

The 55+ skate 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

Please note that the Tiny Tots Skate is not offered at this time.

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

Please note that Stick & Puck Skate is not offered at this time.

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.

Public Skate Rules


  1. Only skates are allowed on the ice.
  2. Food and drink are not permitting in the facility.
  3. Participants are expected to skate at an appropriate and controlled speed.
  4. Participants are expected to skate in the direction indicated by Skate Patrol Staff.
  5. Throwing ice or snow, horseplay, chain skating, tag, racing, backwards skating and figure skating manoeuvres are not permitted.
  6. It is strongly recommended that participants wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet.
  7. Chairs, sleds, pylons, hockey sticks, pucks and other obstructions are not permitted on the ice surface.
  8. Children may not be carried while on the ice surface.
  9. All children and youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the foreseeable future.

10. Participants must pre-register online.

11. Public Programs are only available to Thorold residents at this time.

12. Verbal or physical abuse of staff and participants will not be tolerated.

13. No handheld electronic devices are to be used while skating.

14. Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises.

15. Participants must arrive rink ready.

16. Dressing rooms will not be available.

17. Participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to Skate.

18. Participants will be given 15 minutes following skate to gather belongings and vacate the building.

19. Masks may only be removed upon entering rink, and must be donned upon exiting.

20. All participants must complete COVID-19 screening with staff prior to entering the facility.

21. All skates are 50 minutes in length. 

22. Any registered participant who does not attend will not be permitted to register for another skate program for one week. 



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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