Public Skating and Shinny Programs

Family skating together.

The Town of Oakville offers public skating opportunities and facility rentals 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, etc.


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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 are subject to change and capacity restrictions may apply. Cancellations will be posted in the facility. Please contact the facility for the most up-to-date information.


Drop-in Child and Youth Shinny Hockey for ages 11-13

Only at River Oaks Community Centre!

Play for fun, play for fitness, play to improve your game! River Oaks Community Centre offers drop-in Child and Youth Shinny Hockey for ages 11-13:

  • Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Games are self-organized and non-contact. All players must wear CSA approved helmets and all children must wear full hockey equipment. Goalies play for free! Check Active Oakville for the most up-to-date schedules. Click on the headings below for more information.

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. Check Active Oakville, the drop-in program finder, for the most up-to-date Shinny Hockey schedules now!

Admission fees

Recreational skating single admission options

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
  • Youth (ages 2-17): $3.20
  • Group (five individuals maximum): $12

Swim/Skate passes

A Swim/Skate membership gives you access to all indoor and outdoor pools and arenas during recreational swim and skate times. HST will be added to prices at the time of payment, as applicable.

Annual passes

  • Annual-individual pass: $212.39
  • Annual senior pass (ages 65+): $171
  • Annual youth pass (ages 2-17): $171
  • Annual family pass: $380.53

Three-month passes

  • Three-month individual pass: $70.80
  • Three-month senior pass (ages 65+): $57
  • Three-month youth pass (ages 2-17): $57
  • Three-month family pass: $128.32

Recreational swim/skate 10-visit pass

  • Adult: $36.27
  • Seniors (age 65+): $28.93
  • Youth (ages 2-17): $28.93

Please note:

  • Lost or stolen cards are subject to a replacement fee.
  • 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.
  • Monthly fees are based on the commitment of a yearly membership. Initial payment will include first month membership fee, equipment surcharge and applicable taxes.

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

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.