Under current provincial lockdown measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, indoor recreation facilities and arenas are closed. Hockey, shinny and curling are currently suspended until further notice.

There is a 25-person limit for outdoor ice rinks. Learn how to reserve a time to skate at Recreation Reservations. Change rooms and lockers are unavailable.

Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services by visiting COVID-19: Changes to City Services.

City staff are in the process of developing a Curling Strategy.

Take part in one of Toronto’s time-honoured traditions!

Drop-in Shinny

Shinny is currently suspended.

Shinny is an informal game of hockey played on ice. There is usually minimal equipment needed to play and no goaltender.

City of Toronto drop-in games are supervised unless otherwise stated. You don’t need full equipment but you will need to bring:

  • a CSA approved hockey helmet, mandatory for all participants
    • if you’re under 19 years old, a full face mask and neck guard is highly recommended
  • hockey gloves, mandatory for all participants
  • your own skates, sticks and pucks

Other shinny rules:

  • No goalies in shinny
  • No body contact
  • Puck is not to be raised off the ice
  • No slap shots
  • Only one puck is allowed on the ice during a game

Pick Up Hockey – Adults 19+ Only

Hockey is currently suspended.

City of Toronto drop-in/pick-up hockey games are not supervised unless otherwise stated. Goalies are allowed to join in, too.

You will need to bring:

  • A CSA approved hockey helmet, which is mandatory for everyone
  • full equipment to wear while playing
  • your own skates, sticks and pucks

Body contact isn’t allowed but the puck is allowed to be raised off the ice.


Curling Clubs are currently closed.

You can curl at two indoor centres; East York Curling Club and Leaside Curling Club.

Lessons are offered at these locations by their clubs.