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 9 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. 19     1pm -3pm                                                  Mon. Feb. 19             2pm - 4pm                                        
Almonte Arena - Skating Schedule 2023/2024 (Starting October 1st)
Program Date Time                           Cost Cancellations

Moms, Pops & Tots

Tuesdays &


Oct 3/23 -

Mar 20/24

11am-noon No Charge

 Dec. 26



Oct 4/23 - Mar 20/24

1pm–3pm No Charge


Shinny (Ages:10-16) - Full Equipment Required  


Oct 5/23 -

Mar 21/24




Public Skating


 Oct 1/23 -

Mar 24/24


See Public Skating Fees Above

Oct 8, Nov 12,19
Dec 3, 24,31
Jan 14,21, Feb 4



Feb 10, 17, 24

7pm - 9pm

See Public Skating Fees Above

Santa Parade

Dec 3

Free  After the parade
Christmas Break

1-3pm on Dec 27, 29, Jan 3, 5


10am - 12noon on Dec 28 &

Jan 4


Sponsored by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills
PD Days

Oct 27
Nov 24

Feb 1

1 - 3pm


Family Day  Feb 19 1pm-3pm  Free  

Snow Days

(No Buses)

Almonte only

Jan. 26, 2024 1:00pm - 3:00pm Free Watch our Facebook page for updates

 March Break 2024 FREE Public Skating

Sponsored by Mississippi Mills Recreation & Culture Department

John Levi Community Centre-

March 11, 13, 15 (1-3pm) March 12 (3-5pm), March 14 (10am - 12noon) 

Stewart Community Centre - 

March 11- 15 (2-4pm everyday)


Pakenham Arena - Skating Schedule 2023/2024 (Starting Oct. 5th)
Program Date Time Cost Cancellations

Shinny (Ages 10-16) - Full   




Oct 4/23 -

Mar 20/23




Public Skating Fridays 7:30pm-9pm       

See Public Skating

Fees Above


Public Skating Saturdays 6pm-8pm

See Public Skating

Fees Above

Nov 11, 18,
Jan 20, Feb 3

PD Days Nov. 24 & Feb 1 2pm-4pm Free  
Santa Parade Dec 2  1pm-4pm Free Following the parade
Christmas Break

Dec 27, 28, 29, Jan 2, 3, 4, 5


Sponsored by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills

Family Day   Feb 19  2pm-4pm  Free  

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