Skating Rules

Public Skating Rules

For the safety and enjoyment of all patrons and skaters please respect the following Public Skating Rules:

  • No food or drink permitted on the ice surface.
  • No horseplay/games.
  • No skating backwards.
  • No figure skating manoeuvre.
  • No Skaters are permitted on the ice during ice resurfacing, or until the ice-resurfacer is off the ice and access doors are secured.
  • No erratic/excessive speed skating.
  • No balls/pucks/chairs/pylons/strollers/sticks or any other item which might interfere with the safety of any skater while on the ice surface.
  • The use of skating aids will be permitted at the discretion of the Skate Patrol and/or user group and must be used int he centre portion of the ice surface.
  • No headsets, cell phones or hand held electronic devices are to be used while skating.
  • No carrying of children is to be permitted.
  • No sitting on the boards or loitering.
  • Skaters should leave the ice surface area to rest.
  • Skate with the direction of all skaters/no weaving in and out of other skaters.
  • Centre of ice is reserved for beginner/inexperienced skaters only.
  • Please respect, listen to and follow instructions from the skate patrol and/or arena staff at all times.
  • Respect other skaters.
  • Report all accidents or injuries to skate patrol or arena staff members immediately.
  • All participants must wear skates on the ice surface.
  • No unruly behaviour or profanity.
  • Consider the use of a helmet as they are strongly recommended. Helmet mandatory for children under the age of 12.
  • Wheelchairs are permitted on the ice, however persons accompanying those in wheelchairs must be on skates. For the safety of all skaters a wheelchair shall have their wheels cleaned prior to entering onto the ice surface, as to not track dirt or deposit any other foreign matter onto the surface.
Skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of and assume the inherent risks involved with ice skating; these include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries from collisions or contact with other individuals on the ice surface
  • Injuries from falls
  • Injuries from pucks, sticks and other hockey equipment that may cause injury during routine activities connected to the sport
Violent or abusive behaviours such as verbal threats and insults, attempts to intimidate as well as physical assault and battery have no place in your Community Centres recreation facilities.

Shinny Rules
  • No goalies in shinny
  • No body contact
  • Puck is not to be raised off the ice
  • No slap shots
  • Only one puck is allowed on the ice during a game
  • No on-ice monitoring/referring is provided
  • Equal ice time ensures everyone gets the most out of the program. We ask players to self-monitor shifts to a maximum of 3-4 minutes in length.
  • Display good sportsmanship, respect all players and facility property.
Please respect your facility, and enjoy your skating!

Rules subject to change

Contact Us





Civic Centre - Level 2

Our Team