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2017-18 Skating and Shinny Schedules

Skating and pick-up hockey schedules subject to change. Check this website often or call 519-741-2699.

Weekend Public Skates FREE Weekday Public Skates Pick-Up Hockey / Shinny Rules For Public Skating Learn More About The Aud & Arenas

Pop-up public skate

Saturday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud.

*Public skating fees apply. 


Public Skating - PAID* (Weekends)

Public skating is back! Come skate at Lions and Grand River Arena this season!

Day Time Of Day Arena Dates Of Note
Saturdays 1 p.m - 2:50 p.m. Lions Arena START DATE - Oct. 28  |  END DATE - Mar. 10
CANCELLATIONS - Feb. 3

FREE ADMISSION on Dec. 9 courtesy of Glencairn Church
Sundays 2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Grand River Arena START DATE - Oct. 15  |  END DATE - Mar. 18
CANCELLATIONS - Oct. 22, Dec. 24, Dec. 31
Sundays 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Lions Arena

START DATE - Oct. 15  |  END DATE - Mar. 11

CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 24, Dec. 31

Dec. 23, 2017 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud  

 *Public Skating Fees apply.


 Josslin Insurance FREE Community Skating (Weekdays)

Josslin Insurance is pleased, once again, to present FREE Community Skating throughout the week at arena facilities across the City of Kitchener.

Day Time Of Day Arena Dates Of Note
Mondays 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 11  |  END DATE - Mar. 26
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 25, Jan. 1
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud START DATE - Oct. 17  |  END DATE - Mar. 13
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 26
Tuesdays 3:45 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 12  |  END DATE - Mar. 27
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 26
Tuesdays 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Don McLaren Arena START DATE - Oct. 17  |  END DATE - Mar. 20
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 26
Tuesdays 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Grand River Arena START DATE - Oct. 17  |  END DATE - Mar. 20
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 26
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Grand River Arena START DATE - Oct. 18  |  END DATE - Mar. 21
CANCELLATIONS - no cancellations
Wednesday 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Lions Arena START DATE - Oct. 18  |  END DATE - Mar. 21
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 27
Wednesday 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Kinsmen Arena @ The Aud START DATE - Oct. 18  |  END DATE - Mar. 14
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 27
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud START DATE - Oct. 19  |  END DATE - Mar. 8
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 28
Thursdays 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 7  |  END DATE - Mar. 22
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 28, Feb. 1, Mar. 15
Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 7  |  END DATE - Mar. 29
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 28, Mar. 15
Thursdays 4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Lions Arena START DATE - Oct. 19  |  END DATE - Mar. 8
CANCELLATIONS - no cancellations
Fridays

 

10:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sept. 28 |  END DATE - Mar. 23
CANCELLATIONS - Oct. 20, Nov. 10, 17, 25, Dec. 29, Jan 12, 26, Feb. 2

 


 

PD DAY Skates

*Public Skating Fees apply.

Day Time Of Day Arena
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Kinsmen Arena @ The Aud
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Kinsmen Arena @ The Aud

 


Free Skating at the outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square

The outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square, located in front of Kitchener City Hall, is closed for the season. It will re-open December 2017 (date TBD).


 

Adult Pick-Up Hockey (18 years and older)

Day Time Of Day Arena Dates Of Note
Tuesdays 12:15 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 5  |  END DATE - Mar. 27
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 26
Wednesday noon - 12:50 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 6  |  END DATE - Mar. 28
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 27
Thursdays 12:15 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 7  |  END DATE - Mar. 22
CANCELLATIONS - Dec. 28, Feb. 1, Mar. 15
Fridays Noon - 12:50 p.m. Activa Sportsplex START DATE - Sep. 15  |  END DATE - Mar. 23
CANCELLATIONS - Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Nov. 24, Dec. 29, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, Mar. 16


NEW: Pick-up Games at The Aud on Mondays and Thursdays - Register online at 20skaters.com/kitchener

In association with 20Skaters.com, we have added Pick-up Hockey games on Mondays and Thursdays at The Aud. We will also be adding occasional pick-up games throughout the season! Sign up via www.20skaters.com/kitchener to receive email updates, or call 519-741-2699 for more information.

Day Time Of Day Arena Notes
Mondays 3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Kinsmen Arena (The Aud) Sign up via www.20skaters.com/kitchener 
Thursdays 3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Kinsmen Arena (The Aud) Sign up via www.20skaters.com/kitchener 

  


 

Adult & Child Shinny

Winter Break - Dates Time Of Day Age Group Arena
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under  Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under   Kinsmen Arena @ The Aud
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under  Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under  Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 

 

March Break - Dates Time Of Day Age Group Arena
Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under  Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud 
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under  Kiwanis Arena @ The Aud
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under 
Kinsmen Arena @ The Aud
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under 
Grand River Arena
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018  9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 7 years and under 
Grand River Arena

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 8 - 12 years 

 

Skating Guidelines

To accommodate other events, skating programs are sometimes affected. Reminders will be placed in facilities well in advance of such changes. Please check our skating schedule for updates and cancellations.

For casual ice rentals, skating parties, hockey parties or practices; as well as Lions Hall rentals (meetings, birthday parties, weddings, etc.), please call 519-741-2699.

Public Skating guidelines apply to all skating events where the public are invited to skate, including: shinny, public skating, family, senior and adult skates. This includes skating at The outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square, Community Arenas, and the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.

  1. Food & Beverage Consumption - is permitted in the arena lobby and spectator seating areas only.
  2. Games, Hockey Games or Hockey Sticks - No games are to be played at any time that will endanger the safety and/or enjoyment of others. This includes hockey games, or the use of hockey sticks.
  3. Keeping Pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
  4. Shoes - No shoes allowed unless assistance is being provided to help tots to skate in the cordoned off area or during a family skating session.
  5. Skating Aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena attendant). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
  6. Wheelchairs/Sledges - Wheelchairs, wheelchair skates and sledges are welcome on Municipal arenas and outdoor rinks. Individuals using these devices must travel in the same direction as the other skaters. Attendants/helpers are welcome to assist individuals however they must wear skates. Where there are admission charges to an arena for public skating, the attendant/helper is admitted at no-charge upon presentation of a PAL Card. To apply for a PAL Card and/or to reserve wheelchair skates and sledges, please contact 519-741-2220 ext. 7225 or TTY 1-866-969-9994.
  7. Use of Helmets - Helmets are recommended for all skaters.
  8. Carrying of Infants/Children - Children must not be carried by any means (e.g. sitting on shoulders, being carried in arms or carried in equipment such as "Snugglies" or in back packs).
  9. Sitting on Boards - Patrons may not sit on the rink boards at any time.
  10. Figure Skating - is permitted at the discretion of the arena attendant.

Pick-up Hockey Guidelines (Parent & Child Shinny)  

Pick-up Hockey fees apply. Goalies play for free.

  1. Parent & Child Shinny is for parents with children 12 and under.
  2. A skating adult must be present.
  3. Sticks and pucks permitted. Nets will be provided.
  4. Hockey play is unsupervised meaning no referees or timekeepers.
  5. Full CSA-approved hockey equipment required including helmets.
  6. Maximum 30 skaters on the ice at a time.

 
2017/18 Fees

Public Skating Fees 

Children 17 and under ($4.25 per session)

Adults 18 and over ($6.25 per session)

Family ($14 per session)

Seniors 55 and over  ($4.25 per session)

 

Pick-up Hockey (Shinny) Fees

Adults 18 and over ($7 per session)

Goalies FREE