Public Skating and Shinny Programs

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The Town of Oakville offers programs, facility rentals and public skating opportunities on 19 ice and shooter pads in seven arenas/community centres.

All participants must wear skates for admission to public skating. Helmets are strongly recommended or mandatory for all programs. Please click on the heading below for more information about Shinny Hockey programs.


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Online Drop-in Recreation Program Finder

Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder, displays drop-in programs available on a weekly basis, up to seven days in advance. This application can be viewed on all devices. Simply visit the web page and then bookmark or add it to your home screen for easy access.

Pre-season skating!

Before the fall skating schedule starts, public skating is being offered at select times between August 26 and September 18! Check Active Oakville
for the most-up-to date drop-in program information.

Please note: Schedules may change due to program requirements or maintenance need and capacity restrictions may apply. All arenas are closed on statutory holidays. Cancellations will be posted in the facility. Please contact the facility directly for the most up-to-date information.

Click on the headings that follow and the links provided, including the images above, for more information.


Service Disruption Notification

Please note: Recreational skates that would normally be offered at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on September 16 are cancelled due to hockey tournament. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Shinny hockey information

Shinny hockey programs, including sessions specifically for players ages 50+, are self-organized and non-contact. For shinny hockey:

  • All players must wear CSA approved helmets.
  • All children must wear full hockey equipment.
  • Half mask and full equipment are strongly recommended for adults.

Goalies play for free! There is no group or senior rate for shinny hockey programs.

Admission fees

Recreational skating

Single admission for public skating, adult public skating, adult and preschool recreational skating, and adult and preschool instructional hockey:

  • General – $4 (no charge for children under 2 years of age)
  • Senior (ages 65+) – $3.20
  • Group (five individuals maximum) – $12

Swim/skate passes

  • General 10-visit pass – $36.27
  • Seniors (65+) 10-visit pass – $28.93
  • Adult three-month pass – $80
  • Seniors (65+) three-month pass – $64.41
  • Family* three-month pass – $145
  • Adult yearly pass – $240
  • Seniors (65+) yearly pass – $193.23
  • Family* yearly pass – $430

Visit the Fitness Centres page for information about membership options, including unlimited access to recreational skating and more!

*A family with one or two adult guardians over the age of 18 and their dependents, 18 years of age or under, or full-time students under the age of 25 qualifies for a family pass. Multiple families cannot be combined on any pass purchase.

Shinny programs

Single admission (per person) for Family Shinny Hockey, Children and Youth Shinny Hockey, Adult Shinny Hockey, Adult 50+ Shinny Hockey, and Women's Only Shinny Hockey is $7.50 per person. There is no group or senior rate for shinny hockey programs.

Skate and helmet rentals

Skates and helmet rentals are now available at select locations. Quantities and sizes are limited.

Please note: Only cash payments are accepted at Oakville, Maple Grove and Kinoak arenas.