Browser Compatibility Notification
It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience.
 

Skating

Contact(s)

Enjoy public skating and other programs such as shinny hockey and parent and tot skating at Darlington Sports Centre, Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex and South Courtice Arena. See below for schedules, cancellations and fees.

Fall Skating Schedule

 South Courtice Arena

Schedule starts Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Public skate starts Friday, September 27, 2019.

Skating dates and times

Day

Type

Time

Sunday

Parent & Tot

 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Monday

Parent & Tot

 9 to 9:50 a.m.

Monday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Monday

Shinny Hockey - 65+

 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Monday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Monday

Shinny Hockey - 55+

 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.

Monday

Adult Leisure Skate

 10 to 10:50 p.m.

Tuesday

Parent & Tot

 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.

Tuesday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Tuesday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Tuesday

Shinny Hockey - 65+

 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Tuesday

Public Skate

 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Adult Shinny Hockey

 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Wednesday

Shinny Hockey - 55+

 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.

Thursday

Parent & Tot

 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.

Thursday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Thursday

Shinny Hockey - 65+

 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Thursday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Thursday

Shinny Hockey - 55+

 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Friday

Parent & Tot

 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.

Friday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Friday

Adult Shinny Hockey

 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Friday

Shinny Hockey - 55+

 12 to 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Public Skate

 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Saturday

Parent & Tot

 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

Schedule starts Monday, September 23, 2019.

Skating dates and times

Day

Type

Time

Sunday

Public Skate

 1:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Monday

Parent & Tot

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Monday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Monday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Tuesday

Parent & Tot

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Tuesday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Tuesday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Tuesday

Adult Shinny Hockey

 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Wednesday

Parent & Tot

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Wednesday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Wednesday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Wednesday

Parent & Tot

 1 to 1:50 p.m.

Wednesday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 2 to 2:50 p.m.

Thursday

Parent & Tot

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Thursday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Thursday

Women's Shinny Hockey

 12 to 1:20 p.m.

Friday

Parent & Tot

 10 to 10:50 a.m.

Friday

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

 11 to 11:50 a.m.

Friday

Adult Leisure Skate

 12 to 12:50 p.m.

Friday

Adult Shinny Hockey

 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Darlington Sports Centre

Schedule starts Saturday, September 28, 2019.

 

Skating dates and times

Day

Type

Time

Saturday

Public Skate

 6 to 7:45 p.m.

P.A. Day Skates - South Courtice Arena
Skating dates and times

Day

Type

Time

Friday, September 27

Public Skate

1:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Friday, November 22

Public Skate

1:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Exclusion Dates
Exclusion dates and times

Day

Time

Monday, October 14

Cancellation: All programs at all facilities.

Friday, October 18

Cancellation: All daytime programming at all facilities.

Saturday, October 19

Cancellation: Public Skating at Darlington Sports Centre

Friday, November 29

Cancellation: All programs at South Courtice Arena.

Saturday, November 30

Cancellation: All programs at South Courtice Arena.

Skating Descriptions

 Skating Descriptions

 

Skate types and descriptions
Skate TypeSkate Description
Parent & Tot (Tots 5 years & under)

A skate for parents/guardians with children five years and under. Some skating aids will be on the ice. All children must wear a helmet during this session. Strollers with clean wheels are welcome. 

Parent & Tot - Stick & Puck

Stick & Puck is an opportunity for adults to help children practice and develop skating, stick handling and passing skills in a non-competitive environment. All participants are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.  Instruction is not provided. 

Public Skating

Everyone is welcome to this general lap skating session. Public skating rules apply. 

Adult Leisure Skate

An adult public skate designed for lap skating. Work on improving your strides, and glides while socializing with friends. 

Shinny Hockey

Stay in the game and keep in shape with our shinny program. This non-contact, co-ed program is for people 16 years of age and older. Shinny is not intended for organized teams. Full hockey equipment is required including a CSA approved helmet.

Youth Shinny

Non-competitive, informal drop-in hockey for youth. It is mandatory for all players to wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet with full-face mask. Staff will time shifts, determine teams based on skills, monitor the activity and encourage team play. 

Skating Rules

 Public Skating
Please follow the rules to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable skating experience.

General Rules:

  • Respect staff at all times.

  • When the whistle sounds, listen to and follow instructions.

  • Immediately report any accidents or injuries to staff.

  • C.S.A. approved hockey helmets are strongly recommended for all skaters.

  • C.S.A. approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children five years of age or younger.

  • Only people wearing skates are permitted on the ice.

  • Skate at a sensible and safe speed in the same direction as other skaters; backward skating is not permitted.

  • The middle of the ice surface is available for children and less confident skaters.

  • Children under eight years of age must be supervised by someone 14 years of age or older.

The following activities/equipment are not permitted on the ice:

  • Carrying children (including baby carriers)
  • Hockey pucks and sticks
  • Headphones, cell phones or hand-held electronics
  • Food or drink
  • Rough play, speed and figure skating and multiplayer games (tag/races)
  • Foul language or inappropriate behaviour

Wheelchairs, strollers and skating aids:

  • Wheelchairs are permitted on the ice during public skates and must be accompanied by a responsible person who is wearing skates (wheels must be cleaned prior to being permitted on the ice).
  • C.S.A. approved hockey helmets are required for wheelchair occupants 5 years of age or younger.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the ice during public skates.
  • Only Municipality of Clarington skating aids are permitted on the ice.
 Parent & Tot Skating
The following rules of use and conduct are established to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all skaters.
  • C.S.A. approved helmets and skates are required for all participants on ice.
  • Parent must be 18 years of age or older and child must be five years of age or younger.
  • All participants must sign in upon arrival at front desk. Maximum two parents/guardians per tot. (Maximum three tots per group)
  • No older siblings or other family members permitted on ice at same time.
  • No sticks or pucks are permitted during Parent & Tot Skate only time period.
  • Municipality of Clarington supplied skate aids are only permitted on ice.
  • Strollers are permitted on ice provided the wheels are washed off and tot is secure in the stroller.
  • Please keep the spirit of the activity enjoyable and remember it is only for beginners and for fun.
  • No abusive/obscene language to be used.
  • This activity is not directly supervised, so please report any concerns to staff or the front desk.
  • Remember that different skill levels are involved, so please be respectful.
  • No alcoholic beverages under any circumstances.
 Adult Shinny/Shinny 55/Shinny 65
The following rules of conduct are established to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all skaters.
  • C.S.A. approved helmets and full equipment are mandatory for all players and goalies.

  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older for Adult Shinny.

  • All players must pay and sign in upon arrival at front desk.

  • No sitting on the boards is permitted.

  • No body-checking is permitted.

  • Please keep the spirit of the game enjoyable, and remember it is only for fun.

  • No abusive/obscene language to be used.

  • This activity is not directly supervised, so please report any concerns to the front desk.

  • Enjoy yourself and remember that different age groups and skill levels are involved, so please be respectful.

  • No alcoholic beverages under any circumstances.

Skating cancellationsCancelled

From time to time, skating sessions will be cancelled due to special events or service disruptions. We will list skating cancellations on our Service Disruptions page, as soon as we know of the disruption.

Skating Fees

Public skating admission fees

The following table displays the admission fees for public skating. Prices do not include tax. Prices are in effect until August 31, 2020.

Electronic payments cannot be processed at Darlington Sports Centre; cash only.

Public Skating Fees

Admission Type

Duration

Price

Adult

Per visit

$4.05

Youth

Per visit

$3

Senior 55+

Per visit

$3

Family or Group (maximum of 5, 2 adults)

Per visit

$9.90

Children 3 and under

Per visit

No charge

Adult

10 Pass

$39

Youth

10 Pass

$27.50

Senior

10 Pass

$27.50

Family or Group (maximum of 5, 2 adults)

10 Pass

$89.50

 

Skating program admission fees
The following table displays the admission fees for shinny hockey and other skating programs. Prices do not include tax. Prices are in effect until August 31, 2020.
Skating program admission fees

Skating Program

Duration

Price

Adult Shinny (16 years and up)

Per visit

$6.30

Youth Shinny

Per visit

$4.60

Senior Shinny (Adults 55+)

Per visit

$4.60

Skate 55 (Adults 55+)

Per visit

No charge

Parent and Tot Skate (5 years and under)

Per visit

No charge

Adult Shinny (16 years and up)

10 Pass

$57

Senior Shinny (Adults 55+)

10 Pass

$41.50

Youth Shinny

10 Pass

$41.50

Customer feedback

Share your comments, concerns or suggestions about our programs, facilities or staff. We'd love to hear from you.

Share Customer Feedback

 

 

 

Website Feedback Customer Service