Public Skating and Shinny Programs

Family skating together.

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.

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: The shooter pads at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will be closed for maintenance until August 15. Shooter pads are currently available for rent and drop-in use at Joshua's Creek Arenas and River Oaks Community Centre. 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

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

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.