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. 

Public Skating Monday - Friday : 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 Mondays 3:30-4:50 p.m

Last skate: March 25, 2019

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

Last skate: March 26, 2019 

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

Last skate: March 19, 2019

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

Last skate: March 19, 2019 

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

Last skate: March 20, 2019

Lions Arena Wednesdays  4- 4:50 p.m.

Last skate: March 20, 2019

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

Last skate: March 28, 2019 

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

Last skate: March 28, 2019

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

Last skate: March 21, 2019

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

Last skate: March 29, 2019

Public 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.
Outdoor Rink at Carl Zehr Square

Open daily from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. until March 17, 2019. This rink is now closed for the season.

Adult Shinny/Pick-up Hockey
NEW: Register online at 20skaters.com/kitchener for City of Kitchener Shinny

In association with 20Skaters.com, 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 20skaters.com/kitchener to receive email updates, or call 519-741-2699 for more information.

*Players must be 18 years and older.

 

Arena Day Time Last Day

Sportsworld 

Mon. 10-10:50 p.m.  April 1, 2019
Player Marketplace
Time Location Looking for
9:15 p.m. Sportsworld Players
10 p.m. Activa Players
9 p.m. Lions Players
9:30 a.m. Lions Full Timers
10 p.m. Lions Players and Goalies
10:15 p.m. The Aud Players
9 p.m. Lions Players
7:30 a.m. Lions Players
12:30 p.m. Lions Players
10:30 p.m. Kinsmen Players
Varies, KWWRHL Varies, KWWRHL Female Goalies, 18+
9 p.m. Dom Cardillo Players
10 a.m. Kinsmen Players, Senior
6 p.m. Dom Cardillo Players
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. 

 Guidelines

Public Skating:

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.

 

Youth Shinny:

  • 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 20skaters.com (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.

 

All-Ages Stick & Puck Guidelines:

  • Public Skating fees apply for all skaters, including goalies. Cash only.
  • Full CSA-approved hockey equipment required, including helmets with facemasks, for all skaters and goalies. Chinstraps must be fastened.
  • Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian on-ice or in the arena.
  • Maximum adult-to-child ratio on the ice is 1 adult to 3 children (under 10 years of age).
  • Sticks and pucks permitted, not provided.
  • 4 nets provided on the ice.
  • Unstructured ice time only. No private programs.
    • Important: Organized hockey games, slap shots, and structured practices are not permitted. (e.g. No practice tools such as pylons).
  • All-Ages Stick & Puck is limited to a maximum total of 40 skaters and goalies on the ice at one time.
  • Body contact is not permitted. Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated (e.g. Fighting, talking back, taunting, etc.).
  • Fighting will result in expulsion from All-Ages Stick & Puck.
  • Floods will take place after 50 minutes.
  • 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.
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