Recreation

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 4 to March 13

Thursday, 3 to 5 pm - Free
Saturday, 8 to 9:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
October 19 to March 13
Saturday, 2 to 4 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13

Friday, 8 to 10 pm


Chedoke Twin Pad Arena
91 Chedmac Drive, Hamilton
Phone: ​905-546-3747

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13

Monday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
November 2 to March 13
Saturday, 3 to 5 pm
Sunday, 2 to 4 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13

Monday, 4 to 6 pm - Free
Wednesday, 4 to 6 pm - Free
Friday, 4 to 6 pm - Free
Saturday, 1 to 3 pm - Free



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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 13

Sunday, 1 to 2:45 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 9 to March 13

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


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

Dates & Times
October 4 to March 13

Saturday, 3 to 4:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 13

Tuesday, 10 to 11 am
Tuesday, 2:30 to 4 pm
Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm - Free
Thursday, 12 noon to 2 pm
Sunday, 2 to 3:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 13
Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm - Free
Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday, 1 to 3 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 13
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


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

Dates & Times
October 5 to March 13

Saturday, 1 to 3 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13
Wednesday, 5 to 6 pm
Friday, 6 to 8 pm
Saturday, 3 to 4:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13
Saturday, 2 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 2 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13
Friday, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sunday, 3:30 to 5 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13
Saturday, 11 am to 12:15 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.