Open Skate - Family

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Program description

Enjoy a family skate for adults ages 18+ with a limit of 5 children per adult.  No additional equipment is permitted (i.e. hockey sticks, pucks, etc). Skates aids allowed during Monday to Friday day time family skates. Not permitted during evening, weekends & holiday skates. CSA approved helmets are strongly recommended. **Skate aids allowed at the discretion of the rink operator** 

Offered at these locations:


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Monday, 12 noon to 1 pm - Free
Friday, 12 noon to 1 pm

Cancelled: Monday, December 24
Cancelled: Monday, December 31


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 10 to 11 am

Cancelled: Friday, December 28


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Monday, 12 noon to 2 pm - Free

Cancelled: Monday, December 24
Cancelled: Monday, December 31


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

Dates & Times
September 4 to March 31

Monday, 10:30 am to 12 noon
Tuesday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Free
Wednesday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Friday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday, 5:30 to 7 pm

Cancelled: Monday, December 24
Closed: Tuesday, December 25
Closed: Wednesday, December 26
Cancelled: Monday, December 31
Closed: Tuesday, January 1
Cancelled: Wednesday, January 2


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Tuesday, 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Thursday, 4 to 5 pm - Free
Friday, 12 noon to 1:30 pm - Free

Closed: Tuesday, December 25
Cancelled: Thursday, December 27
Cancelled: Friday, December 28
Closed: Tuesday, January 1


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

Dates & Times
September 4 to March 31

Monday, 1 to 2 pm
Tuesday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Wednesday, 1 to 2 pm
Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Friday, 1 to 2 pm

Closed: Tuesday, December 25
Closed: Wednesday, December 26
Closed: Tuesday, January 1
Cancelled: Friday, January 11


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 1 to 2:30 pm - Free

Cancelled: Friday, December 28


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

Dates & Times
January 2 to March 31

Thursday, 12 noon to 1 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

Monday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Friday, 3 to 5 pm

Closed: Tuesday, December 25
Cancelled: Monday, December 31
Closed: Tuesday, January 1
Cancelled: Friday, January 11


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Friday, 4 to 5:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Monday, 3:30 to 5 pm
Friday, 2 to 3:30 pm
Saturday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday, 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Cancelled: Monday, December 24
Cancelled: Monday, December 31


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

Dates & Times
October 1 to March 31

Monday, 10 to 11 am
Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 pm - Free
Wednesday, 10 to 11 am

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


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

Dates & Times
November 22 to December 20

Thursday. 11 am to 12 noon

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.