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Recreation - Ice Skating Program Descriptions

Program Name Description
Adult Figure Skate Practice Practice your edges, crossovers, turning and improve overall strength and endurance; for all adult level figure skaters. No jumps or lifts permitted during this skate.
Adult Shinny Pick-up hockey forindividuals 18 years & older. Come out to your nearest arena and join pick-up teams for a fun game of hockey. Goalies are free. CSA approved helmets must be worn and full equipment is recommended. Non contact rules apply.
Adult Skate 18 years & older. Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets recommended.
Family Skate Adults 18 years + and children up to a limit of 5 children per adult can enjoy skating at your local arena. No additional equipment permitted. (i.e. hockey sticks, skating aids, etc.) CSA approved helmets recommended.
Parent & Tot Skate Skating for parents accompanied by children who are 5 years of age and under. Child is recommended to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. Preschoolers are permitted with or without a skating aid on the ice.
Parent & Tot Mini Skills Development Children 5 years of age and under can focus their attention on having fun developing their hockey skills. Preschoolers are permitted a stick and puck only. CSA approved hockey helmet with face mask is mandatory. Hockey equipment is optional. Parents are required to participate but no sticks are permitted. Ice may be shared with Parent & Tot Skate Program.
Little Chillers
Drop-in

Little Chillers Drop-in is a program for preschool children (ages 3 - 5), which develops fundamental ice skating skills with the assistance of parents. Staff will be on the ice to help promote skating through games, songs and other fun activities.Children must wear hockey or figure skates and a CSA approved hockey helmet with face shield. Parent participation is required.

Public Skate Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets recommended.
Senior Shinny Pick-up hockey (55 years & older). Come to your nearest arena and join pick-up teams for a game of hockey. Goalies are free. CSA approved helmets must be worn and full equipment is recommended. Non contact rules apply.
Senior Skate 55 years & older. Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets recommended.


More Information

Arenas and skating schedules
Admission fees and passes

Contact Information

Email: recreation@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-3747