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Skating and hockey

Arenas will begin reopening in phases starting September 8, 2020. To attend drop-in skating/hockey programs, you must reserve your spot online before visiting the arena.

Several measures have been taken to ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff.

Due to current Provincial guidelines for indoor gathering and capacity limits on the ice, all fall 2020 ice skating programs have been canceled.
Drop-in shinny programs are suspended until November 7.
Iceland, Meadowvale 4 Rinks, Paramount Fine Foods Centre (Rinks 3 & 4), Port Credit, and Tomken Twin Arenas are currently open for specific and permitted use. Please review our arena safety protocols prior to your visit.

Register for basic or advanced ice skating lessons to fit your age and skill level. Lessons are offered at arenas in the City. Some programs may have specific requirements.

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Learn the basics of skating on ice or improve your skating skills. Group or private lessons are offered for most ages and ability levels.

Leather hockey skates or figure skates with laces are recommended. If a helmet is required, it must be a CSA approved hockey helmet. Plastic skates or those with straps, buckles, or adjustable to different sizes are not recommended.

Due to current Provincial guidelines for indoor gathering and capacity limits on the ice, all fall 2020 ice skating programs have been canceled.

Here’s a look at some of the types of programs you can find at our locations:

Ages 3 to 5

Children learn basic ice skating skills. Some classes may require an adult to skate with the child on the ice.

Ages 6 to 12

Beginners learn basics like forward skating, how to stop, and turn. Experienced skaters can improve their skills and learn crossovers, turns, and spins. A program for children with special needs is also available. Group or private lessons are also available.

Ages 13 to 17

Beginner or experienced skaters can progress at their own pace. Learn how to stop, skate backward, or work on figure skating skills like turns, jumps, and spins. Group or private lessons are also available.

Ages 18 and up

Learn skills like forward and backward skating turns, stopping, and more. A program for adults with special needs is also available.

Develop your skills and practice with a variety of skating and hockey drop-in programs to suit your schedule.

A CSA approved hockey helmet is recommended for most programs. All participants must wear ice skates while on the ice.

As of Tuesday, September 1, you may reserve your spot in a drop-in activity through Active Mississauga up to seven days in advance. Payment or applicable membership must be applied in-person at the facility customer service desk. There is no option to pay online.

Schedules are subject to availability and may change at any time. Please confirm the arena schedule on Active Mississauga.

Drop-in shinny programs are suspended until November 7.

Here’s a look at some of the types of programs you can find at our locations:

Fun Skate

For ages 3 years and older. Have a great time on the ice skating with your family and friends. Approved skating aids are permitted.

Figure Skating

Practice your spins, jumps, and figure skating programs. You must be a competent forward and backward skater and be able to turn comfortably from forward and backward with speed to attend this program.

Adult and Older Adult Skate

For ages 18 years and older. Have a great time on the ice skating with other adults. Approved skating aids are permitted.

55+ Skate

For ages 55 years and older. Have a great time on the ice skating with other adults. Approved skating aids are permitted.

Adult Cardio Skate

A supervised fast-paced skate session using the entire ice surface incorporating skating skill drills with music. A definite workout!

Figure Skating Patch

For figure skaters to practice figure eights in a quiet 50 minutes on the ice.

Hockey Shinny

Pick-up hockey is a non-contact game where full hockey equipment is mandatory for all program participants including CSA approved hockey helmet. Facial protection/cage is required for some age groups. Equipment rentals are not available and goalies are not provided. Goalies (in full equipment) are permitted to play for free.

Program age groups include:

  • Youth (14-17)
  • 18+ Sledge (sledges available upon request)
  • 18+ adult
  • 55+
  • 65+
  • Women’s hockey

Hockey Stick & Puck

Work on basic stick/puck handling and skating skills. Maximum 3 children for each adult. Full hockey equipment is mandatory for some age groups. A CSA approved hockey helmet is mandatory. This program does not allow scrimmage, shinny, or gameplay.

Program age groups include:

  • 3-13 years with adult
  • 14-17 years
  • 18+ adult