Public Skating and Drop-in Arena Program Information as of March 2nd, 2021

 

Public Skating Information

 

Jack Gatecliff and Seymour-Hannah Rink #2 re-opening on March 2

ALL guests will require a reservation to access the rink for public skating.

During this time there will be no “Drop-In” public skating.  

 

All Public Skating dates and reservations can be made online through ePlay (link below).

 

Click here to access the ePlay Portal

 

 Click on the Skating & Hockey link to access Public Skating Courses & Times as show in the image below;

 How to access public skate

 

Click on "Show Courses" to see the skates to register for

Show Public Skating Courses

 

Pick the skate time that works for you and register in advance!

pick class

New Users will need to create an ePlay profile and request a Login ID and Pincode by clicking HERE (Please allow up to two business days to process new profiles.)

Existing Users - Log in or request a Client Barcode (Login ID)/PIN Number reset

 

Reservations Per Week:

During COVID-19, the City has permitted public skaters to make three public skating reservations per person, per week.

 

Resident First Public Skating:

In order to provide an opportunity for residents of the City of St. Catharines, reservation for Public skating will occur in advance of guests who reside in other areas of the Niagara Region.

Reservation for St. Catharines Residents will occur 48 hours prior to the selected public skate with the exception of Saturday and Sunday skates, which will be available for Residents to book on Thursdays. 

Reservation for everyone, including guests who reside in other areas of the Niagara Region,  will occur 24 hours prior to the selected public skate with the exception of Saturday and Sunday skates,  which will be available to be booked on Fridays. 

 

All Saturday and Sunday Public Skate bookings will close on Fridays at 11:59 p.m.

 

Covid-19 Protocols & Procedures:

As a result of COVID-19, public skating programs will have a limited number of spots (10 people – Red Zone).

All guests will need to arrive 10 minutes before their booked time slot:

  • Wear your masks
  • Check in with staff
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Complete COVID-19 screening form - Patron COVID Screening

Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter.

Guests are encouraged to arrive ready to skate.

Change rooms, showers and benches will be not be available and capacity will be limited to 10 skaters.

Spectators will not be permitted except for a parent/guardian for those under 18 years of age.

Everyone inside the facility will be required to wear a mask or face covering, except when skating.

To ensure equitable access to as many community members as possible, patrons may only book one public skate per day.

Entry to the rink will be facilitated from the side doors of Rink 2. This is located closer to the skateboard park. Look for directional signage.

 

Admission Fee:

 $3.00 flat fee per person while in Control - Red category.

The purchase and use of clip cards and swim passes will be suspended while in Control - Red category.

For questions, email ice@stcatharines.ca or call customer service at 905-688-5601 ext. 1937 for assistance.

Admission and Supervision Requirements

Schedules and fees are subject to change. 

  • Chairs, sleds, pylons, hockey sticks, pucks and other obstructions are not permitted on the ice surface.
  • Food and drink are not permitted on the ice surface or players bench.
  • No horseplay.
  • Games such as tag or racing, as well as backwards skating, figure skating manoeuvres or erratic skating are not permitted.
  • Refrain from carrying children.
  • No more than two people are permitted to hold hands.
  • No chain skating.
  • Do not throw ice or snow.
  • Please skate at a sensible speed.
  • Adhere to the directions of arena staff members.
  • No sitting on the boards.
  • All children 12 and under must be supervised on or off the ice by an adult during public skating.
  • Pre-register online, in advance
  • Proof of payment (i.e. Hand Stamp) may be required prior to entering ice surface
  • Profanity and improper behaviour will not be permitted
  • Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately
  • No headsets, cell phones or handheld electronic devices are to be used while skating
  • All participants must wear skates while on the ice surface
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises

 Preschool Stick and Puck Information (not currently being offered)

 Admission Fees

Participants

Single Admission

Clip Card (12 visits)

One adult and one child

$8.10

$81.00

Additional child

$2.70

 

An adult at least 18 years old is required. Maximum two children per adult. 

 

Admission and Supervision Requirements

Schedules and fees are subject to change.

  • Children must be preschool aged.
  • Maximum two children per adult.
  • Parents or caregivers must be 18 years of age or older and are required to directly supervise their child on the ice at all times.
  • Full equipment, including a CSA approved helmet, is mandatory for children.
  • Adults are required to wear a helmet, gloves, and skates.
  • Slap shots and organized games or practices are not permitted.
  • Pre-register online, in advance. 
  • Proof of payment (i.e. hand stamp) may be required prior to entering ice surface
  • Profanity and improper behaviour will not be permitted
  • Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately
  • No headsets, cell phones or handheld electronic devices are to be used while skating
  • All participants must wear skates while on the ice surface
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises

 Shinny Hockey Information (not currently being offered)

 

Program

Single Admission

Clip Card (12 visits)

18+ Shinny Hockey

$8.60

$86.10

Women's 18+ Shinny Hockey

$8.60

$86.10

45+ Shinny Hockey

$8.60

$86.10

65+ Pond Hockey

$3.25

$32.60

Free admission for the first four goalies. Additional goalies will be charged current admission fee.

 

Admission and Supervision Requirements

Schedules and fees are subject to change.

  • Players of all abilities can participate in drop-in, pick-up hockey on a first come, first served basis.
  • Maximum 24 players.
  • Free admission for the first four goalies. Additional goalies will be charged current admission fee.
  • Full equipment, including CSA approved helmet, and a light and dark jersey are required
  • Slap shots are not permitted
  • All games are non-contact. No checking or fighting
  • Persons not adhering to the rules may be asked to leave
  • Sign-ins will not be accepted until 30 minutes before program start time
  • Proof of payment (i.e. Wristbands) will be required prior to entering ice surface
  • Profanity and improper behaviour will not be permitted
  • Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately
  • No headsets, cell phones or handheld electronic devices are to be used while skating
  • All participants must wear skates while on the ice surface
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises

 Ticket Ice - Figure Skating Information (not currently being offered)

Admission Fees 

Participants

Single Admission

Skaters and Coach

$7.05 each

Skaters must provide their Skate Canada number when signing in.

 

Admission and Supervision Requirements

 Schedules and fees are subject to change.

  • Ticket ice is a public skating program solely for figure skating practice.
  • Skaters must provide their Skate Canada Number upon sign in.
  • Children 12 years and under must be supervised on or off ice by an adult.
  • Pre-register online, in advance. 
  • Proof of payment (i.e. hand stamp) may be required prior to entering ice surface
  • Profanity and improper behaviour will not be permitted
  • Report all accidents or injuries to arena staff members immediately
  • No headsets, cell phones or handheld electronic devices are to be used while skating
  • All participants must wear skates while on the ice surface
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises
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