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Skating

As a result of the provincewide emergency brake shutdown, Clarington is closing its recreation facilities and cancelling in-person spring programs as of Friday, April 2. We will continue to monitor updates from the Province and re-evaluate when we can introduce our summer programs and resume services following all Provincial guidelines. Stay up to date on the latest information on how COVID-19 is impacting our programs and services by visiting www.clarington.net/COVID-19.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and follow the direction of the Durham Region Health Department.

Three-Strike "No Show" Policy

Members who do not attend their pre-registered session and do not call to cancel will receive two warnings. After the third failure to cancel, the member's membership will be suspended for one week.

If you cannot attend your pre-booked activity, please call 905-623-5728 ext. 2552 to cancel your time slot as a courtesy to other members looking to register.

Skating during a pandemic — what you need to know

 Guidelines and rules of skating during COVID-19
  • All skating programs will take place at South Courtice Arena.

  • Please enter through the main doors of the facility. After screening and payment/check-in, you will be asked to make your way directly to the ice pad. After the skate, please exit directly from the ice pad, following the signage and floor markers.

  • Spectators are not permitted at this time, unless it’s to accompany a minor under the age of 18. Only one individual (adult/guardian) may accompany the participating minor as a spectator.

  • Only patrons who are in good health should register for a skating program.

  • Users will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times as they undergo the screening process, make their way through the facility to the arena, and while skating.

  • Patrons must bring their own filled water bottle. Water fountains will not be available.

  • Gender-neutral washrooms located in the ice pad are available for urgent need. Limited to one person at a time and will be disinfected regularly.

  • There are no in/out privileges; if you leave, you cannot come back in.

  • Be respectful of the arena staff and other patrons by practising physical distancing while in the facility and on the ice.

  • Please arrive ten minutes before your registered skate time for pre-screening and payment/check-in.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the screening station.

  • Skate aids will not be provided at this time. Patrons must bring their own.

  • Physical distancing will be mandatory in addition to all other skating rules.

  • Dressing rooms are currently unavailable; patrons must come dressed and ready for the skate.

  • We have increased our cleaning and disinfection protocols. Your health and safety is our priority.

  • Please be patient and kind as we navigate changes put in place for the safety and protection of everyone.

 Registration and payment process
  • Participants must pre-register and reserve a skate session. Registration will open every Thursday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday to Thursday. To pre-register, visit www.clarington.net/BeActive or call 905-623-5728 ext. 2552. Phone registration is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Regular admission standards apply for all Public Skates.
    Adult $4.15+HST, Senior $3.15, Youth $3.15. Ages three and under – Free; Group maximum five people, (maximum two adults) $10+HST.
  • Public Skates: When registering online, a zero fee will show with payment required upon arrival. For those wishing to pay in advance, please call 905-623-5728 ext. 2552.

  • Given that there are a limited number of spots available, we ask that you only reserve one session per day. We also ask that you cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend. Those who register for skate times and do not show up may lose the ability to pre-register in the future. To cancel your reservation, please call 905-623-5728 ext. 2552.
  • For assistance, please call 905-623-5728 ext. 2552, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Skating Descriptions

 Skating Descriptions

 

Skate types and descriptions
Skate Type Skate 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 (Tots 5 years & under)

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. Tots must have a hockey stick. No strollers allowed.

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, 2021.

Public Skating Fees

Admission Type

Duration

Price

Adult

Per visit

$4.15

Youth

Per visit

$3.15

Senior 55+

Per visit

$3.15

Family or Group (maximum of 5, 2 adults)

Per visit

$10

Children 3 and under

Per visit

No charge

Adult

10 Pass

$41.50

Youth

10 Pass

$28

Senior

10 Pass

$28

Family or Group (maximum of 5, 2 adults)

10 Pass

$91.29

 

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, 2021.
Skating program admission fees

Skating Program

Duration

Price

Adult Shinny (16 years and up)

Per visit

$6.30

Youth Shinny

Per visit

$4.70

Senior Shinny (Adults 55+)

Per visit

$4.70

Parent and Tot Skate (5 years and under)

Per visit

No charge

Adult Shinny (16 years and up)

10 Pass

$58

Senior Shinny (Adults 55+)

10 Pass

$42.50

Youth Shinny

10 Pass

$42.50

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