Public Skating

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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. Capacity restrictions apply to all skates.

Admission fees

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

  • General – $4
  • Senior (ages 65+) – $3.15
  • Group (five individuals maximum) – $12

As well as pay-as-you-go options, there are 10-visit, three-month and one-year swim/skate passes available.

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

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

Skate and helmet rentals

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

Public skating schedule

Various recreational skating opportunities are offered. Open the spring/summer recreational skate schedule (pdf, 280 kB), in effect March 23-September 7 (start and end dates vary per location), or continue on for spring skating details. Visit the Shinny Programs page (link provided) for shinny hockey and shinny figure skating information.

For the most up-to-date recreational skating information, please call the respective facility. Schedules may change due to program requirements or maintenance needs. All arenas are closed on statutory holidays. Holiday recreational skating and Christmas break schedules are posted in each facility.

Recreational Public Skating

For all to enjoy. Pucks, hockey sticks and equipment on the ice surface are prohibited. Offered:

  • Mondays – 9:30-10:50 a.m. at Joshua's Creek Arenas (March 24-June 27)
  • Wednesdays – 1:30-2:50 p.m. at Joshua's Creek Arenas  (March 24-June 27)
  • Fridays – 7-8:30 p.m. at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex (April 25 to June 27)
  • Saturdays – 1-2:30 p.m. at River Oaks Community Centre (April 5-June 29)
  • Sundays – 1-2:30 p.m. at River Oaks Community Centre (April 5-June 29)

Adult and Preschool Instructional Hockey

Provides an opportunity to teach children (ages 5 and under) hockey skills. No slap shots, wrist shots or any form of aggressive play. Helmets and face cages are mandatory for children, gloves and elbow pads are strongly recommended. Offered:

  • Fridays – 9-10:50 a.m. at Joshua's Creek Arenas  (March 24-June 27)

Adult and Preschool Mini-Rink Skate at Joshua's Creek Arenas

The small 20x40 foot rink, aimed at preschoolers, isn’t intimidating and allows beginners to go at their own speed. Four preschoolers per surface. Skate aids, hockey sticks prohibited. Offered:

  • Fridays – 9-10:50 a.m. (March 24-June 27)

Adult Public Skating

For people ages 18+ only. Offered:

  • Wednesdays – 9:30-10:50 a.m. at Joshua's Creek Arenas  (March 24-June 27)

Older Adult Social Skate at Joshua’s Creek Arenas

Geared towards adults ages 50+ only, this fun recreational skate is followed by a complimentary tea or coffee and social time for all participants! Offered:

  • Tuesdays – 1:30-2:50 p.m.  (March 24-June 27)

Please note: Schedules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the individual facility directly.

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