Outdoor Ice (Seasonal)

COVID Restrictions in Place for Recreation

 Updates applicable as of January 10, 2022

Notice

City of Hamilton outdoor ice rinks are now open with the following restrictions:

  • Indoor dressing areas are closed, washrooms remain open
  • Capacity is limited to 80 skaters

Reservations for outdoor ice are not required.

City of Hamilton outdoor ice rink locations:

Winter is here and drop in skating is back. Staff are on site at City operated outdoor rinks to maintain the ice and will be patrolling sites up until 10 pm, lights shut off at 11 pm.

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.

Promotion for Drop-in Skate Programs

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. Please be mindful of locations that have dedicated rinks and/or specific time for shinny (no slapshots). Please be respectful of all community patrons that are enjoying the ice. The City’s Zero Tolerance Policy is in force at all locations.

Volunteers are permitted to build community rinks in these approved parks, however ice making and ice conditions are weather dependent.

Find an outdoor ice location

Volunteers are permitted to build community rinks in these approved parks starting December 12, 2021; however ice making and ice conditions are weather dependent.