Recreation

Open Skate - Parent & Tot

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Program description

Skating for children accompanied by parents. Children must be five years of age and under. Child is required to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. It is strongly recommended that adults also wear a CSA approved helmet. Preschoolers are permitted with or without a skating aid on the ice.  A Skate Monitor will provide support and assistence if needed and has equipment available to engage participants. 

Offered at these locations:


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 13

Wednesday, 2:30 to 5 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 31
Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Cancelled: Saturday, October 26
Cancelled: Saturday, November 16


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

Dates & Times
September 3 to March 31
Sunday, 1 to 2 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 28
Wednesday, 4 to 5 pm
Saturday, 2 to 3 pm


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 29
Saturday, 1 to 2 pm

Cancelled:  Saturday, October 19
Cancelled:  Saturday, November 9


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 22
Sunday, 1 to 2:30 pm

Cancelled: Sunday, October 20
Cancelled: Sunday, November 10


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

Dates & Times
September 30 to March 31
Saturday, 8 to 9:30 am

Cancelled: Saturday, October 19
Cancelled: Saturday, November 9
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.