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Skating and hockey

Outdoor rinks are open!

Enjoy the crisp winter air and our free fun skate drop-in program.

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre outdoor rink, Woodhurst Outdoor Rink, and Celebration Square rink are now open!

All outdoor rinks will offer free fun skate programs that require reservations on ActiveMississauga.ca.

  • Reservations can be processed on ActiveMississauga and are required to attend drop-in fun skate programs.
  • Outdoor fun skate programs are offered at no cost (Admission is free).
  • Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance of the program date.
  • Please register for 1 program a day (to allow maximum participation of community members).
  • If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your reservation.
  • Registered participants must check-in at the gate 15 minutes prior to start time.
  • Reservations will only be held for 5 minutes past the start time before being canceled.
  • The waitlist is disabled and not monitored, when a program is full no further online registration will be considered.
  • Program times allow for physical distancing and current safety protocols.
  • Changerooms are not available.
  • Skate rentals are available at Celebration Square only, from 4 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 9 pm on weekends.
  • Outdoor rinks may need to close temporarily during periods of heavy snow or warmer temperatures.
Burnhamthorpe & Woodhurst outdoor rinks operating hours:

Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
*the rinks are patrolled at all times.

Celebration Square rink operating hours:

Daily, from 10 am to 9 pm
*the rink is patrolled weekdays from 4:30 pm to 9 pm, weekends from 10 am to 9 pm, and holidays.

  • Please do not attend if you feel sick or have traveled within the last 14 days.
  • All skaters are required to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters from other groups; masks or face coverings are required when unable to maintain a 2-meter distance.
  • Skating is only permitted in one direction.
  • Benches and chairs are set up for skaters to change into their skates.
  • Signage is present throughout the facility to educate and improve awareness of our safety requirements and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Each location has a maximum capacity.
  • Respect skate patrol and staff at all times.
  • Individuals displaying unacceptable behaviour may be asked to leave the program.
  • All programs are non-contact; gameplay, scrimmages, and hockey equipment/toys are not permitted.
  • Food & beverages are not permitted on the ice.
  • Only ice skates are permitted on the ice at all times.
  • Only approved skating aids are permitted on the ice (wheelchairs, EZ gliders).
  • Skate in the approved direction.
  • Do not carry children.
  • CSA approved hockey helmet is strongly recommended for all ages.

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.

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.

Drop-in shinny programs are suspended until further notice.

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.

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

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