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Public Skating Schedule, Fees and General Information

The City of London Adult Shinny is no longer a drop–in program but one that requires participants to register in advance, therefore it does not appear on the Public Skating Schedule.  Information including how to register can be found HERE


Skating Fees

Adult: (18-54) $4.25

Children: (12 and under) $3.25

Youth: (13-17) $3.50

Family: (with up to 2 related adults) $8.00

Seniors: (55+) $3.50

Female shinny, introductory hockey and adult shinny hockey $8.00 each

(Parent, caregiver and tots) PT Skating Shinny Hockey - FREE

Youth Stick & Puck: $8.00/family

Adult Stick & Puck: $4.25/person

Skate Passes

Buy a 20 skate pass and save 10-15% off regular season admission.  Passes can be used at any City indoor arena.

Adult: $69.21

Children: $49.44

Youth: $54.24

Family: (with up to 2 related adults) $108.48

Seniors: $54.24

(Taxes included)


Debit and Credit Cards

Arenas in the City of London DO NOT accept debit or credit cards for admission, with the exception of Stronach Area.

*For those unable to meet recreation program costs, financial assistance may be available.  Call 519-661-5575 for more information.*

Outdoor Recreational Skating


Victoria Park Public Ice Skating

Open daily 10 am - 10 pm FREE

*Open December 7 to end of March Break, weather permitting.
 (519) 661-5768

(closed for ice resurfacing from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)


Covent Garden Market Public Ice Skating

Monday to Thursday & Saturday 8 am - 6 pm

Friday *8 am - 7 pm

Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

*Knights Games & special events at Budweiser Gardens until 7:30 pm


Storybook Gardens Skating Trail  to see up to date information.


Holiday and PD Day Skates

Additional public skate hours for Christmas, March Break and PD Days will be available at selected arenas and may pre-empt regularly scheduled skates. 



Children (5 and under) must wear a CSA approved helmet for all public skating programs, a full face cage is recommended.

Skates are required for all programs.

One sledge is available at all arenas for public use.  Please see arena staff to access it.

Public Skating: CSA approved helmets are recommended.

Parent, Caregiver, Tot Skating: Free to Adults (18 or older) to spend quality time with pre-schooler (5 and under) in a safe, quiet environment.

Parent, Caregiver, Tot Shinny: Free to adults (18 or older) to spend quality time with pre-schooler (5 an under) in a safe, quiet environment.  Bring your own sticks and pucks and work on hockey skills.  CSA approved, full caged helmet.  This program has no ice cruisers.

Female Shinny/Introductory Hockey: Drop-in or pick-up hockey only for woman on a pay-as-you-play basis. CSA approved, full caged helmets are mandatory.  Maximum of 20 players plus 2 goalies. Available at Farquharson arena only.

Adult Shinny: Drop-in or pick-up hockey on a first come, first serve basis.  Maximum of 20 players plus 2 goalies (first two goalies play for free)  Full equipment including CSA approved, full caged helmets are mandatory. Shoulder pads are optional. Available at Stronach and Kinsmen arenas only.

Family Skate: Excellent opportunity for families to have fun and exercise together.  Children and youth must be accompanied by adults and vice versa.   Skating assists (strollers and pylons) deemed safe are permitted.

Senior Skate:  Adults (55+) are invited to enjoy music and exercise.  This program has no ice cruisers.

Youth Stick and Puck: (5-15 yrs.) Dads or Moms can come out with their child to practice stickhandling and improve their shots.  An adult must accompany children on the ice.  CSA approved full caged helmets are mandatory all skaters. This is a family program and not intended for hockey teams. $8.00 per family.

Adult Stick and Puck: (15 or older)  Adults can bring their stick and puck to improve their shot and stickhandling.  CSA approved full caged helmets are mandatory. $4.25 per person.

Sledge Stick and Puck: Participants with and without mobility challenges can use their sticks and pucks on the ice while seated in an accessibility/mobility device called a "sledge". CSA approved, full caged helmets and hockey gloves are required and participants MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN SLEDGE.

Roller In-Line Skating

Available at North London Optimist Community Centre

1345 Cheapside Street (at Highbury)

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