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 28

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

Cancelled: Saturday, January 11


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

Dates & Times
October 19 to March 30
Saturday, 2 to 4 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, December 14


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 29

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 22
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 20

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 31

Sunday, 1 to 2:45 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 9 to March 31

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 29

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 31

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 31
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 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

Cancelled: Tuesday, January 14


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

Dates & Times
October 5 to March 28

Saturday, 1 to 3 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, December 7


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 28
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 29
Saturday, 2 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 2 pm

Sunday, Dec 8: Open Skate sponsored by Q50 Church. Admission is a donation of canned goods. 


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 22
Friday, 3:30 to 5 pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Sunday, 3:30 to 5 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, December 7


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 31
Saturday, 11 am to 12:15 pm

Cancelled:  Saturday, December 7

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.