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Skating

Public Skating

Public skating is finished for the season

Booking Public Skating Blocks

Residents are encouraged to book public skating blocks prior to arriving at the facilities, as there is no guarantee of available blocks for registration upon arrival.

Capacity is limited to ensure physical distancing guidelines are maintained and following provincial guidelines. Individuals are asked to maintain a distance of at least two metres from every other individual who is not in their household and respect and follow the directional signage and floor markings. Customers are asked to use the self-assessment symptom checklist before entering the facility.

Please note: arena doors may be locked 15 minutes after the public skating block begins – please ensure you arrive on time.

Public Skating Rules

  • Face masks covering the mouth, nose and chin are to be worn at all times in City of Winnipeg facilities, including during participation in physical activity.
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of skaters on the ice at one time.
  • Skate only in the direction set by skate patrol.
  • No food or drinks allowed on the ice.
  • Training bars are to remain in the beginners’ area (note: no training bars provided).
  • Strollers, sleighs, hockey sticks and footwear (other than skates) are NOT allowed on the ice surface.
  • No throwing objects (elbow pad, gloves).
  • No piggyback skating (including parents carrying their child).
  • Penalty box, players’ benches are out of bounds.
  • No dangerous skating (i.e. tag, crack the whip, fast skating, weaving through traffic, backwards skating, spins or figure skating).
  • Cell phones are not to be used while skating, please leave the ice surface if you get a call.
  • We strongly recommend the use of a CSA-approved hockey helmet and cage for all ages.

Any persons violating these rules or behaving in a disorderly manner will be asked to leave the area.

Skating Lessons

Skating lessons are finished for the season

  • The Learn to Skate program offers lessons with an emphasis on progressive skill development and fun.
  • Trained instructors teach skating skills using a variety of activities and games in a non-competitive environment.

View skating lessons in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure.

To participate in the Learn to Skate program, please note the following:

  • Sharpen hockey or figure skates prior to the start of lessons.
  • All children should wear mitts or gloves. Layers of warm clothing are recommended. Snow suits are appropriate for preschool-aged children.
  • Skate bars are not permitted.
  • A helmet is mandatory for all participants, including parents participating in Parent & Cub programs. A proper-fitting CSA approved helmet is recommended. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  • We strongly recommend that helmets be equipped with a cage.
  • Please note one parent is required for each child registered in Parent & Cub (1:1 ratio).
  • For all programs, only one parent/guardian per registered participant will be permitted to enter the facility.
  • Registration is not permitted after the start of the program.
  • To ensure enrollment in the correct level, please refer to the flow chart in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure. Withdrawals will be subject to Program Withdrawal Fee.
Last update: May 7, 2021

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