Hit the ice with our skating programs and activities.

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Select your drop-in area of interest and then refine your search using filters by facility, day of the week, and more to find the program you're looking for.

Narrow down your results even further by entering keywords like "shinny" or "adult and child" and then selecting the location, etc. before clicking on the search tool (magnifying glass). Results can be sorted by activity ("Event Type"), date or time. Choose the number of items you’d like to display and print your list as a landscape page for best results.

Visiting our skating rinks

Indoor ice rinks

For more information about our indoor ice skating facilities visit the Arenas & Ice page.

Refrigerated outdoor ice rinks

Visit the Outdoor Ice Rinks page for information.

Unrefrigerated outdoor ice rinks

  • We maintain several outdoor neighbourhood skating rinks at town parks for your winter enjoyment. 

Visit the Outdoor Ice Rinks page for information.

Single-visit skating and activities

Individual admission fees:

  • $4.03 plus tax for seniors (65+) and children/youth
  • $5.04 plus tax for adults (18+)
  • $15.12 plus tax for a group of up to five people, including a minimum of one adult (18+)

Personal support workers assisting individuals in a program are admitted at no charge and are not required to register. For more information, please speak to a Customer Service Representative at your local recreation and culture facility.


10-visit passes, 90-day and annual memberships are also available. Visit the Memberships page for details.

Visit the Outdoor Ice Rinks page for information specific to skating on the outdoor refrigerated ice pad at Trafalgar Park Community Centre.

Capacity limits and waitlists

Admission standards and capacity restrictions apply.

Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

If you pre-book, you must arrive within 15 minutes of the program start time or your spot may be offered to those waiting.

You can be added to the waitlist for a program that is full if the option is available. If a spot opens for that activity or additional sessions are added in advance, you will be contacted by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, your spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.


Schedules are subject to change and cancellations will be posted on site.

Health and wellness

If you are sick or are feeling unwell, please stay at home. Anyone displaying symptoms will not be admitted.


To save time, please pre-book and pay for your skate or shinny drop-ins online. Pre-registration is not available for the refrigerated outdoor rink at Trafalgar Park.

Skate patrol

Skate patrol staff enforce our rules and ensure a safe skating environment for everyone. Failure to respect these rules and follow instruction from the skate patrol may result in ejection.

On-ice safety

Please report any accidents or injuries to the skate patrol or arena staff immediately.

Only persons wearing skates are permitted on the ice surface.

No food or drinks are allowed on the ice surface. Food and beverage can be consumed while seated in spectator areas only.

Helmets are strongly recommended for all programs and are mandatory for shinny hockey.

Children should be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Coaching is not permitted during any recreational skates or shinny hockey.

Recreational skating

All skaters must skate in the same direction.

No pucks, hockey sticks, chairs, strollers, or other equipment are allowed on the ice surface except for skate aids approved by the Town of Oakville, which must stay in the roped-off area.

Wheelchairs are allowed on the ice if a responsible person age 16 or older with skates on accompanies the participant.

Not allowed during public skates:

  • General horseplay, fighting, or deliberate interference with other skaters.
  • Figure skating; skating backwards, erratically or at excessive speeds.
  • Tag or games.

Ice maintenance

Ice maintenance will be performed prior to the scheduled end time of recreational skating and shinny programs. Skaters will be directed to leave the ice at that time. Skaters and players must stay off the ice until the Zamboni (ice resurfacer) has returned to the garage with the doors fully closed.

Visit our Registered Programs page for:

  • Creating an online account
  • Registration help
  • Missed classes and refunds

Skate and helmet rentals are available at Maple Grove Arena, River Oaks Community Centre Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and Trafalgar Park Community Centre during scheduled recreational skating. Skate and helmet rentals are only available at River Oaks Community Centre during weekend and holiday recreational skates.

  • Helmet only $3.25 plus tax
  • Skates only $6.44 plus tax
  • Combo $7.69 plus tax

Quantities are limited and while supplies last. Other conditions also apply, including the following.

Skate and helmet rentals cannot be paid for or reserved online. Please inquire with facility staff regarding availability of skate and helmets for private rentals before booking.

Valid photo ID is required to rent equipment. Accepted forms of ID include a Driver’s License, Passport, Health Card (with photo), Citizenship Card, or Student Card.