City of Kitchener

2016 Winter Programs

Public Skating Programs

Times and schedules are subject to change. For more information, call 519-741-2699.

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Paid Public Skating & Adult Shinny fees

NOTE: Cash sales only please

  • Children, 17 and under = $4.25
  • Adults = $6.25
  • Seniors, 55+ = $4.25
  • Family = $13
  • Adult Shinny = $6.50 (18+, Goalies FREE)

 Adult & Child Shinny

*See guidelines below, a skating adult must be present

*Public Skating fees apply 

Date

Time  Location
January 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2017

 

12:30p.m. - 1:20p.m. - 7 years and younger

1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. - 8-12 years old 

Kinsmen, The Aud

 

FREE Community Skating

presented by Josslin Insurance

 

*please visit theaud.ca/cancellations

Day of the Week

Time

Arena

Start Date

Cancellations

Mondays

3:45 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Activa

Sept. 12, 2016

 Oct. 10, Dec. 26, 2016, Feb. 20, 2017

Tuesdays

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Kiwanis (The Aud)

Oct. 11, 2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

Tuesdays

11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Lions

Oct. 11, 2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

Tuesdays

3:45 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Activa

Sept. 13, 2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

Tuesdays

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Don McLaren

Oct. 18, 2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

Tuesdays

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Grand River

Oct. 11, 2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

Wednesdays

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Grand River

Oct. 12, 2016

 

Wednesdays

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Kiwanis (The Aud)

Oct. 12, 2016

 Dec. 28, 2016

Wednesdays

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Lions

Oct. 12, 2016

 

Thursdays

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Kiwanis (The Aud)

Oct. 13, 2016

 Dec. 29, 2016, Jan. 12, 2017

Thursdays

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Activa

Sept. 15, 2016

 Dec. 29, 2016, Feb. 2, 2017

Thursdays

3:45 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Activa

Sept. 15, 2016

 Dec. 29, 2016, Feb. 2, 2017

Thursdays

4 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Lions

Oct. 13, 2016

 

Fridays

10:15a.m. -12:05p.m.

Activa

Oct. 14, 2016

Dec. 23, 30, 2016, Jan. 13, Feb 3, 2017

 

FREE Special Skates 

Date

Time

Location

Sponsored by

January 1, 2017 - New Year's Day

10a.m. - 12p.m.

Kiwanis, The Aud

Kitchener Utilities 

February 20, 2017 - Family Day

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Kiwanis, The Aud 

Chin Realty

February 20, 2017 - Family Day

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Kinsmen, The Aud

Kostecki Real Estate

February 20, 2017 - Family Day

1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Kiwanis, The Aud 

Daiene Vernile 


 

Paid Public Skating

NOTE: Cash sales only please

  • Children, 17 and under = $4.25
  • Adults = $6.25
  • Seniors, 55+ = $4.25
  • Family = $13

Day of the Week

Time

Arena

Start Date

Cancellations

Saturdays

1 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Lions

Oct. 15, 2016

Oct. 22, Dec. 24, 31, Feb. 4

FREE Skate Days, courtesy of TELUS

1 p.m. - 2:50p.m. 

Lions

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2016

 

Sundays

2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Lions

Oct. 16, 2016

 Dec. 25, Jan. 1

FREE Skate Days, courtesy of TELUS

2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Lions

Dec. 11, 18, 2016

 

Sundays

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 

Grand River

Oct. 16, 2016

 Oct. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1

FREE Skate Days, courtesy of TELUS

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 

Grand River

Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2016

 

  

PD Day Skates  - Paid 

NOTE: Cash sales only please

Date

Time

Location

January 27, 2017

1p.m. - 3p.m.

Kiwanis, The Aud

April 7, 2017

1p.m. - 3p.m.

Activa 

 

  


Paid Adult Shinny

presented by 20Skaters

(For players who are 18+, $6.25 per person, Goalies FREE)

 

 

Day of the Week

Time

Arena

Start Date

Cancellations

Tuesdays

12:15 - 1:05 p.m. 

 Activa

Sept. 6, 2016

 Dec. 27, 2016

Wednesdays

12 - 12:50 p.m. 

Activa

Sept. 7, 2016

 Dec. 28, 2016

Thursdays

12:15  - 1:05 p.m.

Activa

Sept. 8, 2016

 Dec. 29, 2016

Fridays

12 - 12:50 p.m. 

Activa

Sept. 16, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016, Nov. 11, 25, 2016, Dec. 30, 2016, Jan. 13, 2017. Feb. 3, 2017

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Public skating guidelines

To accommodate other events, skating programs are sometimes affected. Reminders will be placed in facilities well in advance of such changes. Please check our skating schedule for updates and cancellations.

For casual ice rentals, skating parties, hockey parties or practices; as well as Lions Hall rentals (meetings, birthday parties, weddings, etc.), please call 519-741-2699.

Limited sledges and wheelchair skates are available at Kitchener arenas.They can be reserved by calling 519-741-2699 or TTY 1-866-969-9994.

Public Skating guidelines apply to all skating events where the public are invited to skate, including: shinny, public skating, family, senior and adult skates. This includes skating at Carl Zehr Square rink, Community Arenas, and the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.

  1. Food & Beverage Consumption - is permitted in the arena lobby and spectator seating areas only.
  2. Games, Hockey Games or Hockey Sticks - No games are to be played at any time that will endanger the safety and/or enjoyment of others. This includes hockey games, or the use of hockey sticks.
  3. Keeping Pace - Avoid excessively fast skating and stopping (socializing), which could interfere with traffic flow.
  4. Shoes - No shoes allowed unless assistance is being provided to help tots to skate in the cordoned off area or during a family skating session.
  5. Skating Aids - Skating aids are available on a limited basis (please see arena attendant). Strollers, chairs, toboggans and wagons not permitted.
  6. Wheelchairs/Sledges - Wheelchairs, wheelchair skates and sledges are welcome on Municipal arenas and outdoor rinks. Individuals using these devices must travel in the same direction as the other skaters. Attendants/helpers are welcome to assist individuals however they must wear skates. Where there are admission charges to an arena for public skating, the attendant/helper is admitted at no-charge upon presentation of a PAL Card. To apply for a PAL Card and/or to reserve wheelchair skates and sledges, please contact 519-741-2228 or TTY 1-866-969-9994.
  7. Use of Helmets - Helmets are required for all skaters.
  8. Carrying of Infants/Children - Children must not be carried by any means (e.g. sitting on shoulders, being carried in arms or carried in equipment such as "Snugglies" or in back packs).
  9. Sitting on Boards - Patrons may not sit on the rink boards at any time.
  10. Figure Skating - is permitted at the discretion of the arena attendant.

Parent & child shinny guidelines

Public skating fees apply; goalies are free.

  1. For parents with children (12 and under).
  2. A skating adult MUST be present.
  3. Sticks and pucks permitted; nets on the ice.
  4. Unsupervised (No referees or timekeepers).
  5. Full CSA-approved hockey equipment required.
  6. Maximum 30 skaters on the ice at one time.

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