Open Skate

Icon of a figure skate

Program description

Enjoy skating for all ages. Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible guardian 12 years and older. CSA approved helmets are mandatory for children under 6 years of age. CSA helmets are strongly recommended during Open Skating sessions by all participants. 

Offered at these locations:

Beverly Arena
680 Hwy 8, Rockton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Thursday, 3 to 5 pm - Free
Saturday, 7:30 to 9 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, January 12
Cancelled: Saturday, January 19


Free Skate program
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm


Bill Friday/ Lawfield Arena
150 Folkestone Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Saturday, 6 to 8 pm


Free Skate program
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm


Carlisle Arena
1496 Centre Road, Carlisle
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 8 to 10 pm

Cancelled: Friday, January 11


Free Skate program
Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm


Chedoke Twin Pad Arena
91 Chedmac Dr., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Monday, 6:30 to 8:15 pm
Sunday, 1:30 to 3:15 pm

Cancelled: Monday, December 24
Cancelled: Sunday, December 30
Cancelled: Monday, December 31


Free Skate program
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm


Coronation Arena
81 Macklin St. North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Sunday, 2 to 4 pm

October 1 to December 29
Saturday, 5 to 7 pm


Free Skate program
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 pm


Dave Andreychuk - Mountain Arena
25 Hester Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
September 4 to March 31
Tuesday, 4 to 5 pm - Free
Wednesday, 3 to 5 pm - Free
Thursday, 3 to 4:30 pm
Friday, 4 to 5 pm
Saturday, 7 to 9 pm
Sunday, 2 to 3:45 pm

Closed: Tuesday, December 25
Closed: Wednesday, December 26
Closed: Tuesday, January 1


Free Skate program
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Time: 3 to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm


Eastwood Arena
111 Burlington St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 10 to December 19
Monday, 4 to 5:30 pm - Free
Wednesday, 4 to 5 pm - Free

Cancelled: Monday, December 24
Closed: Wednesday, December 26
Cancelled: Monday, December 31


Free Skate program
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm


Glanbrook Arena
4300 Binbrook Road, Glanbrook
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 7:30 to 9 pm
Sunday, 1 to 2:45 pm

Cancelled: Friday, December 14


Free Skate program
Sunday, December 23, 208
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm


Harry Howell Arena
27 Hwy 5 West, Flamborough
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Saturday, 12 noon to 2 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, January 12
Cancelled: Sunday, January 13


Free Skate program
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm


Inch Park Arena
400 Queensdale Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Saturday, 3 to 4:30 pm


Free Skate program
Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm


J.L Grightmire - Market Arena
35 Market St. South, Dundas
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
January 2 to March 31

Tuesday, 10 to 11 am
Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm - Free
Thursday, 1 to 3 pm
Sunday, 2 to 3:30 pm

Facility is closed for renovations until January 2019


Morgan Firestone Arena
385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
September 4 to March 31
Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm - Free
Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm

Closed: Wednesday, December 26


Free Skate program
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm


Parkdale Arena
1770 Main St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Saturday, 1 to 3 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, December 8


Free Skate program
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm


Rosedale Arena
100 Greenhill Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Wednesday, 5 to 6 pm
Friday, 6 to 8 pm
Saturday, 3 to 4:30 pm

Closed: Wednesday, December 26


Free Skate program
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm


Saltfleet Arena
24 Sherwood Park Road, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Saturday, 2 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 2 pm


Free Skate program
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 12:30 to 2 pm


Stoney Creek Arena
37 King St. West, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Sunday, 3:30 to 5 pm

Cancelled: Sunday, December 30


Free Skate program
Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm


Valley Park Arena
970 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 5 to 6 pm
Saturday, 11 am to 12:30 pm


Free Skate program
Monday, December 24, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm


Westoby - Olympic Arena
70 Olympic Drive,  Dundas
Phone: ​905-546-3747

Dates & Times
October 9 to December 20

Tuesday, 10 to 11 am - Starts November 20
Tuesday, 2:30 to 4:30 pm - Free
Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm - Starts November 21
Thursday, 12 noon to 2 pm - Starts November 22
Thursday, 2:30 to 4 pm - Free

Cancelled: Tuesday, December 11 - 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Cancelled: Thursday, December 13​ - 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Cancelled: Tuesday, December 18 - 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Cancelled: Thursday, December 20 - 2:30 to 4:30 pm

HIGH FIVE Accreditation

High Five logoCity of Hamilton recreation programs are committed to ensuring Healthy Child Development for participants and are accredited members of HIGH FIVE®, which is built on the belief that all children deserve to have sport and recreation experiences that support his or her healthy development.

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s programs. The City of Hamilton Recreation Division is a HIGH FIVE® Accredited Organization and as such serves as the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming, focused on healthy child development and offering the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. Our staff are trained in the Principles of Healthy Child Development and our programs are evaluated using the Quest 2 Tool. HIGH FIVE® makes a difference by giving every child the chance to benefit from quality programs.