Preregistration for public skating is required through Active Kitchener. Drop ins are not permitted at this time. 
Please visit Active Kitchener ( for a full list of available times and to register online.

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.

 Arena guidelines:
  • Entry will be permitted by an arena ambassador 10 minutes before the skate through door 1 (main entrance).
  • All participants will be screened by the Ambassador for COVID-19 before they enter the building.
  • As per Provincial regulations, individuals entering a City of Kitchener sport recreation facilities must show proof of full vaccination for a minimum of 14 days via a paper or electronic copy of their vaccine record as well as photo identification.
    • Exemptions include:
    • Children under 12 years of age
    • Patrons under 18 years of age who are actively participating in an organized sport (e.g., sports leagues, organized pick-up sports)  
    • Patrons with a medical exemption and a written document from a physician (designated MD) or registered nurse extended class or nurse practitioner
  • Masks are required for all individuals entering the building.
  • Participants may remove masks once their equipment is on and they are  ready to enter the ice.
  • A dressing room will be provided. Showers remain closed and all participants must be masked while in the dressing room.
    • Dressing room capacities are set at the number of individuals who can maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters.
    • Capacity limits are posted on each dressing room door and everyone is expected to follow them
    • If the dressing room is at capacity, there are chairs set up outside the dressing rooms that players can use
  • Physically distanced chairs will be provided in a designated area for each rink.
  • No spectators permitted.
  • All participants must exit the arena within ten minutes of getting off the ice.


Public skating guidelines:

  1. 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 and pucks.
  2. Keeping pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
  3. 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.
  4. Skating aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena Ambassador). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
 Walking track

Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Walking Track

The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation indoor track offers walkers, a safe place to lace up and get some exercise all year-round.

Located above the KMHA Alumni ice pad at the Activa Sportsplex, the track is open - free of charge every day.

If you have further questions, please speak with the Facility Ambassador on duty or email

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