The City of Cambridge offers a wide variety of drop-in skate and hockey programs. Whether you are interested in shinny, stick and puck or a public skate, we have something for everyone.  

Before you are ready to lace up at our arenas, please note: 

  • All skating programs require you to pre-register. Capacity limits are enforced. 
  • The admissions desk will open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program
  • Designated dressing rooms may be made available for changing, tying of skates etc. The City of Cambridge is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles
  • All instructions provided by skate patrol and facility staff are to be respected and followed
  • Only persons wearing skates are permitted on the ice. Boots and shoes are not permitted.
  • Skaters 6 years and younger must be accompanied and supervised on the ice by a parent/guardian 18 and over
  • All accidents and injuries must be reported to skate patrol or facility staff
  • No objects or persons are permitted to be on the ice when the Zamboni is resurfacing.
  • The use of sticks, pucks or balls outside of the ice area is strictly prohibited
  • Food/drinks are not permitted on the ice

Register before you visit

Public skate programs are currently limited due to increased demand. To avoid disappointment, please ensure to register before visiting. All public and noon skates, stick and puck, ticket ice and 55+ shinny programs are available to register through our CORAL website  

  Register now

All Child and 18+ Shinny programs are available for registration through Pick Up Hub via the City of Cambridge. 

  Register for shinny now

Equipment Rentals

Skate and helmet rentals are available at Hespeler Arena and Galt Arena during Sunday and Thursday public skate September 1 - April 15 and at Hespeler Arena during Saturday public skates June 15 - August 31. In order to rent equipment, customers must exchange their shoes/boots. 

The cost to rent are as follows: Skates - $3.00, Helmets - $2.00, Combo - $4.00

Program Descriptions and Schedules

Capacity is limited. Please ensure to register before you visit to avoid disappointment.  

Recreation staff will be provide all paid customers with wrist bands which must kept on until the end of the skate. 

 2024-2025 Fall/Winter Schedule (Sept 1 - Apr 15) 
 
 Free Public Skate

Enjoy free public skating sessions, offered in partnership with our community sponsors. Advanced registration is not required. Regular public skate rules will apply. C.S.A approved helmets are strongly encouraged for all skaters. Thank you to our sponsors for making these free skate sessions possible. 

 

DateTime ArenaCommunity Sponsor           

 

 

 

 

 No dates currently available.

  Public Skate

This program is for all ages to enjoy a leisure skate. Helmets are strongly recommended, chinstraps must be fastened. Sticks and pucks are not permitted.

Participation is limited to 150 people.

 
$3.00/person
DateDayTime Arena

Sept 12 - Apr 3    

Sept 27 - Mar 7

Oct 19 - Mar 15

Sept 15 - Apr 6

Sept 22 - Mar 16

Sept 15 - Apr 6

Thursday 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Sunday

Sunday

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.    

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Galt Arena             

Dickson Arena

Karl Homuth Arena

Galt Arena

Karl Homuth Arena 

Hespeler Arena #2

Cancellations:

  • Galt Arena (Thursday): Dec 26
  • Dickson Arena (Friday): Jan 17
  • Karl Homuth Arena (Saturday): Nov 30, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15
  • Galt Arena (Sunday): Dec 1, Dec 29, Jan 5, Jan 12, Feb 23 
  • Karl Homuth Arena (Sunday): Dec 29, Feb 16 
  • Hespeler Arena #2 (Sunday): Nov 3, Dec 1, Dec 29, Jan 19 
  Noon Skate

This program is for all ages to enjoy a leisure skate. Helmets are strongly recommended, chinstraps must be fastened. Sticks and pucks are not permitted.

Participation is limited to 150 people.

 

$3.00/person
DateDayTimeArena

Sept 9 - Apr 4

Sept 10 - Apr 1

Sept 12 - Apr 3

Monday - Friday

Tuesday

Thursday

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Galt Arena

Hespeler Arena #2

Hespeler Arena #2

Cancellations:

  • Galt Arena (Monday): Oct 14, Dec 30, Feb 17
  • Galt Arena (Tuesday): Dec 24, Dec 31
  • Galt Arena (Wednesday): Dec 25, Jan 1
  • Galt Arena (Thursday): Dec 26
  • Galt Arena (Friday): Nov 29,Dec 27, Jan 10, Jan 17
  • Hespeler Arena #2 (Tuesday): Dec 24, Dec 31
  • Hespeler Arena #2 (Thursday): Dec 5, Dec 26
  Stick and Puck - Parent and Tot

This program is for children 6 years of age and under to practice hockey skills. Full equipment is recommended including a mandatory CSA-approved helmet (with full face mask and hockey gloves for children). Chinstraps must be fastened. A parent/guardian must be 18 years of age or older and must remain in the program area if not on the ice when accompanying children.

 
$3.00/person
DateDayTimeArena

Sept 17 - Apr 1

Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hespeler Arena #1

Cancellations:

  • Dec 24, Dec 31, Mar 11
 Stick and Puck - Family

This program is for families with children 7 years of age and older to practice hockey skills. Each person on the ice must be registered. Game play/shinny is not permitted.  Full equipment is recommended.  CSA-approved helmet (with full face mask and hockey gloves for children) mandatory; chinstraps must be fastened. Parent/guardian must be 18 years of age or older and must remain on the ice with accompanied children.

 
$3.00/person
DateDayTimeArena
Sept 22 - Mar 16 Sunday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Karl Homuth Arena 

Sept 29 - Mar 9

Sept 17 - Apr 1

Sunday

Tuesday

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Dickson Arena 

Hespeler Arena #2

Cancellations:

  • Hespeler Arena #2 (Tuesday): Dec 24, Dec 31
 Stick and Puck - Adult

This program is for adults to practice hockey skills. Each person on the ice must be registered. Game play/shinny is not permitted.  Full equipment is recommended.  CSA-approved helmet with face mask is mandatory; chinstraps must be fastened.

 

$6.00/person
DateDayTimeArena
Sept 17 - Apr 1 Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Hespeler Arena #1

Cancellations:

  • Dec 24, Dec 31, Mar 11
 18+ Shinny

Shinny hockey programs are self-organized recreational hockey games and are suitable for all abilities. Full equipment is required including a mandatory CSA-approved helmet with face mask. Chinstraps must be fastened. Body contact is not permitted.

 

$6.00/person for 1 hour, goalies are free 
$9.00/person for 90 mins, goalies are free 
DateDayTimeArena

Sept 29 - Mar 9

Sunday

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dickson Arena

Sept 29 - Mar 9

Sunday

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Dickson Arena

 

 55+ Shinny

Shinny hockey programs are self-organized recreational hockey games and are suitable for all abilities. Full equipment is required including a mandatory CSA-approved helmet with face mask. Chinstraps must be fastened. Body contact is not permitted.

 

$9.00/person, goalies are free
DateDayTimeArena
Sept 9 - Apr 7 Monday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Galt Arena
Sept 11 - Apr 9 Wednesday  9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Hespeler Arena #1

Cancellations:

  • Galt Arena (Monday): Oct 14, Dec 30, Feb 17
  • Hespeler Arena #1 (Wednesday): Dec 25, Jan 1, Mar 12
 Ticket Ice

Ticket ice is for all ages to practice figure skating. On-ice coaches must pay drop-in fee. Maximum adult/coach to participant ratio is 1:4. Helmets are strongly recommended.

 

$11.50/person
DateDayTimeArena

Sept 18 - Mar 28

Sept 20 - Mar 28

Wednesday

Friday

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Hespeler Arena #1

Hespeler Arena #1

Cancellations:

  • Wednesday: Dec 25, Jan 1
  • Friday: Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 27, Jan 10, Jan 17, Feb 14 
 2024 Spring/Summer Schedule (Apr 15 - Aug 31) 
 
 55+ Shinny

Shinny hockey programs are self-organized recreational hockey games and are suitable for all abilities. Full equipment is required including a mandatory CSA-approved helmet with face mask. Chinstraps must be fastened. Body contact is not permitted. 

 
$8.25/person, goalies are free
DateDayTimeArena
Apr 17 - Jun 26 Wednesday 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Hespeler Arena #1

 

Public Skate

This program is for all ages to enjoy a leisure skate. Helmets are strongly recommended, chinstraps must be fastened. Sticks and pucks are not permitted.

Participation is limited to 150 people.

 

$3.00/person

DateDayTimeArena
Jun 15 - Aug 31 Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hespeler Arena #1

Cancellations:

  • Aug 10, Aug 24

 

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Cancellations and Refund Policy 

The City’s policy for activity withdrawal and refunds of programs is as follows:

Activity Withdrawal & Refund Policy

To request a withdrawal please send an email to prc@cambridge.ca

For additional questions or concerns, please contact 519-623-1340.

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