Kitchener: The Aud


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


Please note: Community arenas only accept cash for Public Skating Fees. There is no ATM onsite. 

Josslin Insurance Community Skating


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

Free Skating at the outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square

The outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square, located in front of Kitchener City Hall.

Closed for the season.


Adult Pick-Up Hockey (18 years and older)

NEW: Register online at for City of Kitchener Shinny

In association with, we’ve moved registration and payment online for easy signup! Skaters will be invited to City of Kitchener Shinny games each week after registering online. Sign up via to receive email updates, or call 519-741-2699 for more information.

NEW: Youth Shinny (Atom, Peewee & Bantam)

The Aud & Arenas is pleased to offer Youth pick-up hockey this summer (starting July 3, 2018) for Atom (9 and 10 year olds), Peewee (11 and 12 year olds), and Bantam (13 and 14 year olds).

Sign up via or call 519-741-2699 for more information.

Please review all Youth Shinny rules below.



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.

 Youth Shinny Rules (Unsupervised)

  • There are no referees.
  • No body contact or body checking.
  • Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated (e.g., fighting, talking back, taunting, etc.).
  • Fighting will result in expulsion from the program.
  • Age groups are Atom (9 and 10 year-olds), Peewee (11 and 12 year-olds), and Bantam (13 and 14 year-olds).
  • Floods will take place after 50 minutes.
  • Athletes register via (that is how teams are determined).
  • The timekeeper will implement 2 minute shifts (subject to change at the discretion of the timekeeper).
  • Full equipment including a CSA approved helmet is required (e.g., full, visor or cage, neck guard, etc.).
  • Athletes will play by the rules of hockey, and in the spirit of the game.
  • Athletes will respect all participants and staff.
  • Athletes will be given warnings for minor behavioural violations (3 strikes and they are out...on the 3rd strike).
    • Important: Warnings will not be given in all circumstances. Players can be asked to leave immediately based on staff’s discretion.

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)


Please note: Community arenas only accept cash for public skating fees. There is no ATM onsite. 


Pick-up Hockey (Shinny) Fees

Adult: (Adults 18 and over) $7 per session. Goalies FREE.


Youth: $7 per session. Goalies FREE.