Skating is a great way to get some exercise. Whether you are young, old, or in between, why not get out and have some fun! Skating is offered in both Almonte and Pakenham areas. Each location is equipped with change rooms and washrooms facilities. 


Skate sharpening services are available at the Almonte Arena Monday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Saturday from 8 am - 3 pm.

Public Skating Rules:

  • Helmets are recommended for all skaters
  • Skate at a safe speed, in the same direction as other skaters
  • Games, tag, rough play and speed skating are not permitted
  • Respectfully leave the middle ice surface for children and less confident skaters
  • Report all accidents or injuries to the on-site supervisor
  • Children must be supervised by a responsible person
  • Only persons wearing skates will be permitted on the ice surface
  • Only CSA approved skating aids are permitted on the ice during Moms, Pops and Tots program
  • Pucks, balls or sticks are not permitted
  • Food and drinks are not permitted on the ice surface
  • Foul language or inappropriate behaviour will result in immediate removal from the facility
Public Skating Fees
Skater Daily Rate Season Pass
Adult $2.50/person $45.00/person
Child $2.00/person $25.00/person
Senior $2.00/person $35.00/person
Family $6.00/family $65.00/family
Free Family Day Skate
Sponsored by The Municipality of Mississippi Mills 
Almonte Arena                                               Pakenham Arena
Mon. Feb. 20      1pm -3pm                                                  Mon. Feb. 20             2pm - 4pm                                        
Almonte Arena - Skating Schedule 2022/2023 (Starting October 2nd)
Program Date Time                           Cost Cancellations

Moms, Pops & Tots

Tuesdays &


Oct 4/22 -

Mar 22/23

11am-noon No Charge




Oct 5/22 - Mar 23/23

1pm–3pm No Charge

 Feb 1/23

Shinny - Full Equipment Required  


Oct 6/22 -

Mar 23/23




Public Skating


Sundays Oct 2, 16, 23, Nov 13, 27, Dec 11, Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26

Jan. 7 




See Public Skating Fees Above


Santa Parade

Dec 4

  6-8pm      Free  After the parade
Christmas Break

Dec 27,28,29,30

Jan 4 & 6

1pm-3pm Free - sponsored by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills  
PD Days

Oct 24, Nov 25 

Feb 1

1 - 3pm


Family Day  Feb 20 1pm-3pm  Free  

Snow Days

(No Buses)

TBA 1pm–3pm Free Watch our Facebook page for updates


 March Break FREE Public Skating

Sponsored by Mississippi Mills Recreation & Culture Department

John Levi Community Centre

Sat March 11     7-9pm               Sun March 12   2-4pm         Mon March 13   1-3pm

Tues March 14    3-5pm            Wed March 15   3-5pm        Thurs Mar 16    11-1pm

Fri March 17       1-3pm      

Sat March 18      1-2pm (sponsored by Lanark District Labour Council)  &                  Sat March 18     7-9pm              Sun March 19  2-4pm

Stewart Community Centre

Sat March 11    6-8pm              Mon March 13    2-4pm        Tues March 14    1-3pm

Wed March 15   2-4pm             Thurs March 16  2-4pm       Fri March 17       2-4pm

Sat March 18     6-8pm           

Sun March 19    11am - 12noon (sponsored by Lanark District Labour Council)

Pakenham Arena - Skating Schedule 2022/2023 (Starting Oct. 5th)
Program Date Time Cost Cancellations

Shinny - Full   




Oct 5/22 -

Mar 22/23




Public Skating Fridays 7:30pm-9pm       

See Public Skating

Fees Above

Cancelled Nov 11

Public Skating Saturday 6pm-8pm

See Public Skating

Fees Above

Cancelled Dec 24, 31, Jan 21, Feb 4

Santa Parade Dec 3  TBD Free  Following the parade
Christmas Break

Dec 27 & 29

Dec 30

Jan 2 & 5

Jan 6

2-4 pm


2-4 pm

7:30-9 pm

Free - sponsored by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

Family Day   Feb 20  2-4 pm  Free  
March Break

March 13,15,16,17


March 16


2-4 pm


1-3 pm    

Free -

Sponsored by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills


For more information on public skating please email our recreation department or call 613-256-2064