Valley Park Arena & Recreation Centre

Schedule Notice


  • Skating Public drop-in programs:
    • Run October 1, 2015 to March 24, 2016
  • Family Day Public Skate: Monday, February 15 from 2 to 4 pm
  • Public Skate cancelled: Friday, February 19 from 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Public Skate cancelled: Saturday, February 20 from 12 noon to 2 pm

Location: 970 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek
Ward: 9
Phone: 905-546-2424
Gym-Club: ext. 1114
Pool: ext. 1248
Arena: ext. 1185
Email: recreation@hamilton.ca


Skating schedules

Public skate

Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets recommended.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 2 pm
Sunday, 1 to 2:30 pm

Family Day Skate: Monday, February 15 from 2 to 4 pm
Cancelled: Friday, February 19
Cancelled: Friday, February 20


Adult skate

18 years and older. Come and enjoy some fun skating at your local arena. CSA approved helmets are recommended.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 am - Free
Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Parent & Tot skate

Skating for parents accompanied by children who are five 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.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Friday, 10:30 to 11:30 am


Little Chillers drop-in

An introductory program for preschool children to develop fundamental ice skating skills with their parents. Staff are on ice to help promote skating through games, songs and other fun activities. All children must wear figure or hockey skates and CSA approved hockey helmet with face shield. Parental participation is required. Helmets for adults are strongly recommended.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Sunday, 8 to 10 am


Adult shinny

Pick-up hockey for individuals 18 years and older.  Come out to your local arena and join pick-up teams for a fun game of hockey.  Maximum of 30 participants per session (excluding goaltenders).  Participants must sign-in at the Reception Desk in person, no earlier than 45 minutes before the program start time.  Goaltenders are free.  CSA approved helmets must be worn and full equipment is recommended Non-contact rules apply.

Dates & Times

Starts week of October 1
Wednesday, 9:30 to 11 pm


Sports & gym schedules

Adult Badminton

For patrons ages 18+ years.

Dates & Times

January 11 to March 13
Monday, 7:45 to 9:30 pm


Teen Basketball

For patrons ages 13 to 17 years.

Dates & Times

January 11 to March 13
Tuesday, 8:30 to 9:45 pm
Friday, 7 to 8 pm


Youth Basketball

For patrons ages 9 to 12 years.

Dates & Times

January 4 to March 13
Saturday, 2:30 to 3:45 pm - Free


Adult Pickleball

For patrons ages 18+ years.

Dates & Times

January 11 to March 13
Monday, 9 am to 12 noon
Wednesday, 9 am to 12 noon
Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 pm


Family gym

All ages with guardian.

An unstructured gym time encouraging family fun. Open to parents (guardians) and children. Parents (guardians) must remain in the gym to supervise children at all times. Gym equipment will be made available if attendance warrants safe usage. Gym is supervised, but no structured programming is provided.

Dates & Times

January 4 to March 13
Friday, 5 to 6:45 pm - Free


Swim schedules

Public swim

A recreational swim for patrons of all ages. Pools may be partitioned to safely accommodate aquatic activities.

Dates & Times

January 11 to March 13
Monday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Tuesday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Wednesday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 pm - Free
Thursday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Friday, 6:30 to 8 pm
Saturday, 1 to 3 pm
Saturday, 5:30 to 7 pm
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm
Sunday, 5:30 to 7 pm

  • Lanes are only available for noon hour swims
  • No lanes available during PA Days and holidays
  • The diving board and slide are closed during noon hour swims

Adult swim

A recreational swim open to patrons 18 years of age or older.

Dates & Times

January 11 to March 13
Monday, 6:30 to 8 am
Monday, 9 to 10 pm
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 am
Tuesday, 9 to 10 pm
Wednesday, 6:30 to 8 am
Wednesday, 9 to 10 pm
Thursday, 9 to 10 pm
Friday 6:30 to 8 am
Saturday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 1 pm

  • Diving board and slide are closed during Adult swim.
  • December 14 to January 3 - evening swims are shared with Waterfit

Senior swim

A recreational swim emphasizing fun, fitness and relaxation. Open to patrons 55 years of age or older.

Dates & Times

January 4 to March 13
Tuesday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Thursday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

  • Slide is closed during Senior swim.

Waterfit

A medium intensity, endurance based workout for patrons 12 years of age and older. Aimed at improving cardiovascular health and muscular strength. Offers simple choreography and the opportunity for increased intensity.

Dates & Times

January 4 to March 13
Monday, 11 to 11:45 am
Monday, 8 to 8:45 pm
Tuesday, 11 to 11:45 am
Tuesday, 8 to 8:45 pm
Wednesday, 11 to 11:45 am
Thursday, 11 to 11:45 am
Thursday, 8 to 8:45 pm
Friday, 11 to 11:45 am

  • Diving board and slide are closed during Waterfit
  • December 14 to January 3 - evening swims are shared with Adult swim.


Facility amenities: Medium accessibility

  • parking
  • automatic doors
  • service counter
  • accessible washroom
  • pool
  • diving board
  • slide
  • warm teach pool
  • ramp
  • viewing area
  • universal change rooms
  • activity room
  • gym
  • free Wi-Fi
  • 6 changerooms
  • 1 team room
  • rink seating for approx. 750 people