Outdoor Ice (Seasonal)

As of December 21, in accordance with Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, The City of Hamilton has moved to the “Lockdown” – Grey category within the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework and Hamilton Public Health Services. 

City Operated Outdoor Ice Rinks will remain operational during this time with extended hours of operation and enhanced public health safety measures in place.

All ice rinks have COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep the community safe.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Limit to 25 skaters at a time (some rinks have lower limits based on their size).
  • Wear your mask on and off the ice.
  • Skaters and spectators are required to maintain 2m or 6ft of physical distance from others outside their household.
  • Changerooms are closed.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are not feeling well, stay isolated at home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • If it’s crowded, come back later or choose a different activity/location.
  • Bring hand sanitizer to clean hands frequently, especially after touching rental equipment, commonly touched surfaces, and before/after eating.
  • Remember the usual winter activity safety tips.

City Rinks

City of Hamilton ice rinks open as of Saturday December 19, 2020 at these locations:

Winter is here and drop in skating is back. City ice rinks have extended hours of operation and are staffed between 8 am and 11 pm daily. Staff are on site at City operated outdoor rinks to maintain the ice and monitor COVID-19 safety measures.

Outdoor ice rinks are weather dependent, during extended periods of above 0-degree temperatures, ice conditions may require a closure.  Closure notifications will be posted both online and at the park. All scheduled ice sessions are cancelled during closures.

Reservations for City ice rinks are required

Reserve your spot at www.hamilton.ca/recreation/drop-in-skate. Tickets become available 7 days in advance. Skaters with reservations are to arrive no later than 15 minutes after the scheduled session time or ticket will be forfeit due to the popularity of these skates.

Note: Reservations will be restricted to City of Hamilton residents.

Promotion for Drop-in Skate Programs

Community Rinks

Community ice rinks are operated in City parks by community volunteer committees. Rinks are operational as weather permits, and are open until 11 pm daily when lights are shut off.

There is no fee to use community rinks. No equipment, skate, helmet or stick rentals are available. All skating is done at the public’s own risk on all outdoor community ice rinks. Outdoor ice may have more imperfections than indoor ice, such as bumps, ruts, soft spots, etc. The use of helmets is strongly recommended.

Community ice rinks will open beginning Saturday December 19, 2020 at these locations, however ice making and ice conditions are weather dependent:

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