Skating & Rinks

Recreational Program Descriptions

We offer a variety of leisure skating programs for all skaters of all abilities and ages. The City of Toronto provides various opportunities for patrons to skate at both indoor arenas and outdoor rinks. It’s fun for you and your family to learn to skate, improve skating skills and get fit.

Public Skate: For skater of all ages and abilities.

Caregiver and Child Skate: Caregiver and children skate together and practice skating skills in an enjoyable slower paced environment. 

  • A caregiver must be at least 14 years old and be responsible for the direct supervision of the child.

Youth Skate: Skating time for youth aged 13-24.

Adult Skate: Skating time for adults 19 years and up.

Older Adult Skate: Skating time for older adults 60 years and up.

Shinny Programs: Offered by age group and/or gender.

  • Unless otherwise stated, shinny programs are supervised by skate staff
  • A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory for all participants, if under 19 years of age a full face mask is also required
  • Bring skates, sticks and pucks and join a shinny game near you
  • Shinny hockey players do not need to wear full equipment
  • Goalies are not permitted
  • Body contact is not permitted
  • Puck is not to be raised off the ice
  • Only one puck is allowed on the ice during a game

Pick Up Hockey: Skating time for adults 19 years and up.

  • Unless otherwise stated, pick up hockey programs are not supervised by skate staff
  • A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory for all participants
  • Bring skates, sticks and pucks and join a pick up hockey game near you
  • Pick Up hockey players wear full equipment
  • Goalies are invited to play
  • Body contact is not permitted
  • Puck may be raised off the ice
  • For adults only

“Unsupervised” Leisure Skate:

  • Skate staff not present
  • No scheduled permits or programs operating
  • All Patrons must wear skates while on the ice
  • For equipment information see "mandatory skating safety requirements"
  • Patrons will skate at their own risk

Public Skating is FREE and Shinny Hockey is free at all outdoor rinks.


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