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.

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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.

Visit Outdoor Rink Closures and Service Alerts for outdoor rink status.

Before entry to any indoor arena or community centre, you must complete a COVID-19 screening and if you do not pass the screening, you will not be able to enter the facility.

Before going to an outdoor rink you must complete Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 screening questions and if you do not pass the screening, you should not visit.

Skating – General Information has details on strollers on the ice, sledges, accessibility, natural ice rinks, safety, Grenadier Pond at High Park and skating on other open bodies of water.

  • Reservations are not needed for skating.
  • Schedules and hours of operation vary.
  • Change rooms and lockers are available with capacity limits. Participants are encouraged to arrive fully dressed for their skate.

Masks/Face Coverings

Fees and Rentals

  • Leisure Skate and Shinny are free.
  • Skate rentals are available at Nathan Phillips Square.

Safety and Helmets

Leisure and Figure Skating

  • Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver who is 14 years old or older.  The caregiver is required to wear skates and be on the ice and remain within arm’s reach of the child.
  • Children aged 6 and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet that covers the back and sides of the head.
  • Children aged 6 to 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver (caregiver does not need to go on the ice).
  • Everyone on the ice must wear skates.
  • A CSA approved hockey helmet is strongly recommended for all participants.
  • During Leisure skate, please don’t figure skate, race or skate backwards.

Shinny

  • Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver who is 14 years old or older.  The caregiver is required to wear skates and be on the ice and remain within arm’s reach of the child.
  • Children 6 to 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver (caregiver does not need to go on the ice).
  • Children aged 6 and under must wear a CSA approved helmet that covers the back and sides of the head, with full face guard.
  • Participants under 19 years of age must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with full face guard.
  • A CSA approved hockey helmet is required for all participants and a full face guard is highly recommended.
  • Body contact is not permitted.
  • Additional information about shinny and hockey is available.

Conduct

Please follow the rules and safety protocols, and be respectful of times set for specific skate programs such as Women’s, Girl’s and Child with Caregiver Shinny. During All Ages Shinny, please be inclusive to all skaters who wish to participate. Please leave the ice when asked to do so, so that ice maintenance can be completed, and other programs can begin on time.

Activities

Leisure Skate

Open skate for all ages. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Leisure Skate (Unsupervised)

Open skate for all ages, not supervised by staff. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Leisure Skate: Older Adult

Designated skate for adults 60 years and older. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skating skills in an enjoyable slower-paced environment. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Leisure Skate: Adult

Designated skate for adults 18 years and older. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Leisure Skate: Youth

Designated skate for youth 13 to 24. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Leisure Skate: Child with Caregiver

Designated skate for children 6 to 12 years and their caregivers. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Leisure Skate: Early Years with Caregiver

Designated skate for children ages 5 years and under and their caregivers to skate together and practice skating skills in an enjoyable, slower-paced environment. Shinny hockey, figure skating and speed-skating are not permitted during this time.

Adapted Leisure Skate:  Family

This program is designated for participants with disabilities and their family members, caregivers and/or personal care attendants. Families will have the opportunity to skate together with skating aids and adapted equipment for special needs such as sledges.

Shinny

Shinny hockey for all ages. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: (Unsupervised)

Shinny hockey for all ages, not supervised by staff. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Older Adult

Shinny hockey for adults 60 years and older. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Adult

Shinny hockey for adults 18 years and older. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny (Women)

Shinny hockey for women 18 years and older. Shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Youth

Shinny hockey for youth 13 to 24 years old. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Youth (Girls)

Shinny hockey for girls and women, 13 to 24 years old. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Child

Shinny hockey for 6 to 12 years. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Child with Caregiver

Designated skate for parents/caregivers and children ages 6 to 12 to practice hockey skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Child (Girls)

Designated shinny hockey for girls 6 to 12 years. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny:  Child with Caregiver (Girls)

Designated skate for parents/caregivers and girls ages 6 to 12 to practice hockey skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Shinny: Early Years with Caregiver

Designated shinny hockey for children ages 5 years and under and their caregivers. In shinny hockey the puck is not raised off the ice and no goalies are allowed.

Speed Skating: Long Blade

Designated skate for long blade speed skating. All skaters must wear long blade skates. Shinny hockey or figure skating not permitted during this time.

Figure Skating

Designated skate for figure skaters 6 years and older. No private or commercial training is permitted. Participants must be mindful of their speed due to the ice being shared by multiple levels of skaters. Pair skating is not permitted.