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. There is no canteen available for the 2020/2021 ice season.

Please note there are no skate sharpening services at either arena.

Due to Covid-19 safety precautions if you wish to participate in public skating you need to arrive BEFORE the session begins. Screening and logging of participants will take place starting twenty minutes before the session. Admission is first come first serve beginning twenty minutes before the session begins. Only 30 people will be admitted. Once all participants have been screened the doors will be locked.

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

 

Almonte Arena - Skating Schedule
Program Date Time                           Cost Comments

Moms, Pops & Tots

Tuesdays &

Wednesdays            Oct 6 - Mar 25

11am-noon See Public Skating Fees Above

Cancelled

Nov 11

Seniors

Wednesdays

Oct 7 - Mar 24

1pm–3pm No Charge

Cancelled

Nov 11

Shinny - Full Equipment Required  

Thursdays           

Oct 8 - Mar 25

4pm-5pm  

$5/Person/Session

Cancelled 

Dec 24 & 31

Public Skating

Saturdays

Oct 3 - Mar 27 

7pm–9pm See Public Skating Fees Above

Cancelled

Nov 14,

Dec 26 &

Feb 20

Public Skating

Sundays               

Oct 4 - Mar 28

2pm–4pm See Public Skating Fees Above

Cancelled

Feb 21

Santa Parade

To be

determined

        Free  
Christmas Break        
PD Days

Nov 27 

Feb 1

1pm-3pm Free  
Family Day Feb 15 3pm–5pm Free  

Snow Days

(No Buses)

  1pm–3pm Free Watch our facebook page for updates
March Break

Mon - Fri

Mar 15-19

1pm–3pm Free  
 
Pakenham Arena - Skating Schedule
Program Date Time Cost Comments

Shinny - Full   

Equipment

Required

Wednesdays

Oct 7 - Mar 24

4pm-5pm

$5/Person/Session

Cancelled

Nov 11

Public Skating Fridays 7:30pm-9pm       

See Public Skating

Fees Above

Cancelled

Dec 25

Public Skating Saturday 6pm-8pm

See Public Skating

Fees Above

Cancelled

Dec 26

Santa Parade To be determined   Free  
Christmas Break     Free  
PD Days

Nov 27

Dec 1 

1pm-3pm Free  
Family Day  Feb 15 3pm-5pm Free  
March Break

Mon - Fri

Mar 15-19

1pm-3pm Free  

For more information on public skating please email our recreation department or call 613-256-1077