Recreation

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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 30

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

Cancelled: Monday, February 17


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13

Friday, 10 to 11 am

Cancelled: Friday, January 10


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 22

Monday, 12 noon to 2 pm - Free

Cancelled: Monday, February 17


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
Friday, 7:30 to 9 pm

Cancelled: Friday, January 31, 12 noon to 1:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 9 to March 31

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

Cancelled: Friday, January 10
Cancelled: Monday, February 17


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

Dates & Times
October 4 to March 29

Friday, 1 to 2:30 pm - Free


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 31
Thursday, 11 am to 12 noon


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 31
Monday, 12:30 to 2 pm
Tuesday, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Thursday, 12 noon to 1 pm
Friday, 3 to 5 pm

Cancelled: Friday, January 10
Cancelled: Tuesday, February 4
Cancelled: Monday, February 17
Cancelled: Friday, February 21


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

Dates & Times
September 3 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, February 17
Cancelled: Wednesday, February 26
Cancelled: Wednesday, March 4


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 28
Friday, 4 to 5:30 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 22
Monday, 3:30 to 5 pm
Friday, 2 to 3:30 pm
Saturday, 10:30 am to 12 noon
Sunday, 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Cancelled: Saturday, January 11
Cancelled: Friday, February 14
Cancelled: Saturday, February 15
Cancelled: Sunday February 16


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 31
Monday, 10 to 11 am
Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 pm - Free
Wednesday, 10 to 11 am

Cancelled: Monday, February 17

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.