Public Skating and Shinny Programs

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Online Drop-in Recreation Program Finder

Wondering what recreation programs are happening right NOW? Active Oakville is new a new online tool that will make it easier for you to find the most convenient time and place to get active and have fun.

Click the Active Oakville Drop-in Program Finder image to search for weekly drop-in fitness classes, swim and skate schedules, and more from the comfort of wherever you happen to be. Active Oakville displays drop-in programs available on a weekly basis. Now you can also search for:

  • Drop-in preschool programs,
  • Sports (including basketball, rock climbing, table tennis, and volleyball), and
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre studio availability.

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.

Link to the Active Oakville page. 

Service disruption notification

Please note: The Adult and Child Shinny (ages 5-8) and Adult and Child Shinny (ages (11-13) usually offered at Joshua's Creek Arenas on February 20, 2016 are cancelled due to a tournament. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please use the recreational skating schedule or Active Oakville to find other shinny opportunities offered during this time.


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.

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.

Capacity restrictions apply to all skates.

Please click on the links provided or following headings for more information.

Public skating and shinny programs schedules

Click a link to open the desired recreational skating schedule PDF or Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder.

Please note: Schedules are subject to change. 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.

Shinny Hockey

Shinny hockey programs, including sessions specifically for players ages 50+, are offered at various Town of Oakville arenas. All sessions are self-organized and non-contact.

Goalies play for free! There is no group or senior rate for shinny hockey programs. CSA approved hockey helmets mandatory. Full equipment including face mask recommended.

Please refer to the current Public Skating schedule, or visit Active Oakville (the online drop-in program finder), for more information including shinny hockey locations and times.

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.