As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, as of January 5, 2022, all indoor registered and drop-in programs are cancelled. Refunds will be issued.

Outdoor ice rinks are open. Outdoor registered and drop-in skating programs are ongoing. Washrooms and showers are available at select recreation centres.

Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services.

Some recreation programs require proof of full vaccination in order to participate. Find out who this affects and what is required on COVID-19: Proof of Vaccination.

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Drop-in Shinny

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 guard is required
  • hockey gloves and neck guard is highly recommended 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

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

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

Lessons are offered at these locations by their clubs.