Skating and shinny/pick-up hockey schedules are subject to change. Check this website often or call 519-741-2699. Community arenas only accept cash for public skating fees. There is no ATM on-site.

Josslin Insurance free community skating schedule

Free Community Skating at The Aud & Arenas presented by Josslin Insurance__mother and child skating

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


Arena Day Time Dates of Note
Activa Sportsplex Monday 3:30-4:50 p.m

First skate: Oct. 15

Last skate: March 25

Cancellations:  Dec. 10, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Feb. 18

Kiwanis Arena- The Aud Tuesday 10:30-11:20 a.m.

First skate: Oct. 9

Last skate: March 12

Cancellations:  Dec. 25, Jan. 1

Activa Sportsplex Tuesday 3:30-4:50 p.m.

First skate: Oct. 9

Last skate: March 26

Cancellations: Dec. 25, Jan.. 1

Don McLaren Arena Tuesday 4-4:50 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 9

Last skate: March 19

Cancellations: Dec. 25, Jan. 1

Grand River Arena Tuesday 4-4:50 p.m.

First skate: Oct. 9

Last skate: March 19

Cancellations: Dec. 25, Jan. 1

Grand River Arena Wednesday 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

First skate: Oct. 10

Last skate: March 20

Cancellations: Dec. 26, Jan. 9

Lions Arena Wednesday  4- 4:50 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 10

Last skate: March 20

Cancellations: Dec. 26

Kinsmen Arena - The Aud Wednesday 4-4:50 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 10

Last skate: March 13

Cancellations: Dec. 26, Feb. 6

Kiwanis Arena - The Aud Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m

First skate:  Oct. 11

Last skate: March 14

Cancellations:  Dec. 27

Activa Sportsplex Thursday 11:15 a.m.- 12:05 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 11

Last skate: March 28

Cancellations:  Dec. 27

Activa Sportsplex Thursday 3:30-4:50 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 11

Last skate: March 28

Cancellations:  Dec. 27

Lions Arena Thursday 4-4:50 p.m.

First skate: Oct. 11

Last skate: March 21

Activa Sportsplex Friday 10:15 a.m. -12:05 p.m.

First skate: Oct. 12

Last skate: March 29

Cancellations:  Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Jan. 11, Feb. 1

Paid public skating schedule
Arena Day Time Notable dates
Lions Arena Saturday 1-2:50 p.m.

First skate: Oct. 13

Last skate: March 16

Cancellations: Oct. 20, Dec. 1, Feb. 2

Boston Pizza Customer Appreciation skating: Nov.10, Dec.29, Mar.9

FREE Jan. 12 Sponsored by Glencairn Church

Lions Arena Sunday 2:30-3:50 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 14

Last skate: March 17

Grand River Arena Sunday 2-2:50 p.m.

First skate:  Oct. 14

Last skate: March 17

Cancellations:  Oct. 21

Family Day Monday, Feb 18, 2019 FREE Public Skating 
Arena Time Sponsored by
Activa Sportsplex (Patrick J. Doherty) 10-10:50 a.m. KW Countertop
Activa Sportsplex (KMHA Alumni) 11:15 a.m-1:05 p.m. Compass Real Estate Advisors
Activa Sportsplex (KMHA Alumni) 1:15 p.m.-2:05 p.m. Fukudome Team Real Estate 
Activa Sportsplex (KMHA Alumni) 2:15 p.m.-4:05 p.m. MP Marwan Tabbara

Sportsworld Arena (Practice Arena)

9:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. The ValkoTeam 
Sportsworld Arena (Practice Arena) 12:15-2:05 p.m. Meridian
Outdoor rink at Carl Zehr Square
Closed for the season.

Free skating available at the outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square, located in front of Kitchener City Hall.

Adult shinny/pick-up hockey
NEW: Register online at for City of Kitchener Shinny

In association with, we’ve moved registration and payment online for easy sign-up! 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.

*Players must be 18 years and older.


Arena Day Time Cancellations

The Aud

(Please check in at Boston Pizza Fan Services)

Mon. - Fri. 12-12:50 p.m.

Oct.19, Nov.9, Nov.23, Nov.30, Dec.10, Dec.14, Dec.24,


Adult & child shinny

Starts October 26, 2018. 

Please sign up through ACTIVE Net

Please review the Adult & child shinny guidelines below.


Youth shinny

Starts October 26, 2018. 

Please sign up through 20skaters

Please review the Youth shinny guidelines below.


Player Marketplace

Player Marketplace connects you with established teams looking for players, goalies etc. See below for available player spots and postions needed, and contact us at to connect with a team.

Day Time Location Looking for
Tuesday 10:15 p.m. The Aud Players
Tuesday 10:30 p.m. The Aud Players
Wednesday 10 a.m. Kinsmen Arena Players (Senior)
Friday 9:15 p.m. Sportsworld Arena Players
Friday 10 a.m. Kinsmen Arena Players (Senior)
Friday 10 p.m. Lions Arena Players, Goalies
Sunday 10 p.m. Activa Players
Sunday 9:30 p.m. Lions Arena Players
Sunday 9 p.m. Lions Arena Players
Sunday 7:30 a.m. Lions Arena Players
Sunday 11 a.m. Don McLaren Arena Players
Sunday 9 p.m. The Aud Players
Varies Varies Varies (LWWRHL) Female Goalies 18+
Skating guidelines and rules
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.Public skating guidelines apply to all skating events where the public are invited to skate, including: shinny/pick-up hockey, public skating, family, senior and adult skates. This includes skating at the outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square, community arenas, and The Aud.
  • Food & beverage consumption - is permitted in the arena lobby and spectator seating areas only.
  • 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.
  • Keeping pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
  • 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.
  • Skating aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena attendant). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
  • 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.
  • Use of helmets - Helmets are recommended for all skaters.
  • 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).
  • Sitting on boards - Patrons may not sit on the rink boards at any time.
  • 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.
  • Parent & child shinny is for parents with children 12 and under.
  • A skating adult must be present.
  • Sticks and pucks permitted. Nets will be provided.
  • Hockey play is unsupervised meaning no referees or timekeepers.
  • Full CSA-approved hockey equipment required including helmets.
  • Maximum 30 skaters on the ice at a time.
Youth shinny guidelines (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.


 2018/2019 fees
Public skating fees Pick-up hockey/shinny fees
Children 17 and under ($4.25 per session) Adults 18+ ($7 per session). Goalies free.
Adults 18 and over ($6.25 per session) Youth ($7 per session). Goalies Free.
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. 

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