Skating

 

Recreation facilities and programs are expected to gradually re-open in July. Sports leagues (CARL) are cancelled for the summer season.

Read our media release for full details on opening dates and restrictions.

Visit our COVID-19 webpage to find out how other city services have changed

 

Waterloo has eight indoor ice pads at four different facilities. Most are available for rent throughout the year.

All have free parking and accept cash, debit and credit. Check our cancellations page to make sure the ice pads are operating as usual.

There are also a number of outdoor rinks in neighbourhoods and public spaces across the city.


On this page

  1. Skating schedule
  2. Free skates
  3. Special skates
  4. Power skating clinics
  5. Fees, rules and equipment

Skating Schedule

Skating is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19. A schedule will be posted once ice rinks are scheduled to reopen. 

Free skates

Thanks to our sponsors, Kuppers + Greene Orthodontics for these complimentary skates are provided at no charge to customers.

Date  Time Location
TBA 3:30 to 5:20 p.m. RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre


Special skates

No skates scheduled at this time. 

 

Power skating clinics

We partner with the Twin City Hockey Skating School to deliver two week power skating clinics for kids (5-14) in mid to late August. Clinics run during the evening Mondays to Fridays at RIM Park by a certified Can Power Skate instructor. Any questions related to power skating can be directed to powerskating@waterloo.ca 

2020 power skating clinics 

Clinic Week Time Age Sessions Cost
Pre Power August 24 - 28 6 - 6:50 p.m. 5 - 6 5 $89.13
Pre Power August 31 - September 4 6 - 6:50 p.m. 5 - 6  5 $89.13
Power 1 August 24 - September 4 6:30 - 7:20 p.m. 7 - 9 10 $178.26
Power 2  August 24 - September 4 7 - 7:50 p.m. 9 - 11 10 $208.70
Power 3 August 24 - September 4 7:30 - 8:20 p.m. 12 - 14  10 $235.67
Power 3  August 24 - September 4 8 - 8:50 p.m. 12 - 14 10 $235.67
The City of Waterloo reserves the right to alter the capacity of this program.

Fees, rules and equipment

Skating fees

This chart outlines single admission costs and multiple visit costs using our FitPass. FitPasses can be purchased at skating facilities or online using ActiveWaterloo.

 Age category

Single

10 visits

Child and youth (3 to 17)

$4.70

$42.30

Adult (18 to 54)

$6.30

$56.70

Family* (up to four people)

$14.20

$127.80

Additional family member

$2.40

 

Parent and child**

$6.30

$56.70

Seniors (55+)

$4.70

$42.30

Roller skate rental

$3.50

 

* Family admission includes two adults and two children - a maximum of four people. Additional family members are $2.40 per person. Parents must be with children when using the pass. Maximum three extra children. **During the school year, children must be 13 or younger. In July and August, children must be eight or younger.

Shinny fees

This chart outlines single admission costs and multiple visit costs using our FitPass. FitPasses can be purchased at skating facilities or online using ActiveWaterloo.

 Age category

Single

10 visits

Adult (18 to 54)

$10.50

$94.50

Seniors (55+)

$7.90

$71.10

Parent and child*

$10.50

$94.50

Youth (9 to 17)

$7.90

$71.10

Goalies

Free

Free

*During the school year, children must be 13 or younger. In July and August, children must be eight or younger. Fee includes one adult and one child. $2.40/extra child. Maximum three extra children

Skate rentals

Our facilities do not offer ice skate rentals. Local businesses have a number of rental options.

We rent roller skates for roller skating activities.

Skating aids

We have wheelchair skates (skis that attach to a wheelchair) available at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex and WMRC. We recommend calling ahead to the facility reserve them.

We don’t rent or provide other skate aids (such as push bars) at our facilities. They are permitted at the Facility operators discretion if you bring your own.

Skating rules

Be considerate of others by continually moving along the boards and keeping speed under control. Strollers are only permitted on ice during parent and child skates at the facility operators' discretion.

No food or drinks permitted on the ice and skates must be worn at all times. You cannot carry children while skating or pull sleighs. You cannot skate at excessive speeds or cut in and out of people while skating. Playing tag or rough play like pushing or pulling is not allowed.

We strongly recommend that CSA-approved safety equipment (including head, eye and facial protection) be worn by on-ice participants during all skating programs.