Arenas and skating rinks

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Our Civic Center has 3 arenas where residents can participate in a wide range of programs offered in partnership with our sports associations: hockey, figure skating, ringuette and speed skating.

Several public skating sessions are offered throughout the week for family enjoyment. 

Various tournaments and sporting events are hosted at the Civic Center. In the off-season, the lobby and arenas are also used for craft fairs, exhibitions, shows, concerts and other events.

Bistro*** and a Pro-shop are conveniently located near the arenas and pools.

*** The Bistro is closed for an undetermined period.

To reach our Pro-Shop, operated by Stinger Sport, please call 514 694-0183

Public Skating during Covid-19

Descriptions and conditions

Please note that skaters, as well as their companions, must purchase a pass and register online in order to be granted access to the arena.

 

Schedule

Description

Skating type
Description
Maximum number of participants
Public skating – Seniors
55 years old +
15
Public skating – adults
18 years old +
15
Parents and children
Children 6 years old and under accompanied by a parent. EZ-gliders available for children.
16
Public skating
For all ages and all levels. Some EZ-gliders are available for children 6 years old and under.
15
Sportive skating 14 years old +
For experienced skaters wishing to develop or maintain their cardiovascular capacity.
8

Online registration and payment is mandatory

1. The Leisure Card is mandatory to register for the Public Skating periods. You can obtain your leisure card by sending an e-mail to: aaddo@ddo.qc.ca with the following information for each person who wishes to obtain a leisure card:

  • First name, last name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Proof of residence (driver’s license photo or tax account)

2. Once you have your username and password, you can register for public skating by visiting the following link:

Pricing

It is necessary to purchase a 5-seesion access pass for each person.
Children (13 years old and under): 5 sessions for $10
Adult: 5 sessions for $10 plus taxes

Choose the pass according to your age and preferred group:

Types of virtual passes
Public skating -Seniors
Public skating-adults
Parents and children
Public skating
Power skating 14 years old +
Senior
X
X
Power skating 14 years old +
X
X
X
Public skating
X
X
X
X

If you are having difficulty registering for the public skating periods, please refer to the Online Registration Guide

For your registration to be complete, please read the PROTOCOL carefully and confirm your commitment by checking the box that mentions the text below for each of the activity periods in which you wish to participate.

*I have read, understood and agree to abide by all rules, regulations and restrictions in place

Outdoor rinks

Outdoor rinks are open for the 2020-2021 season. Please note that as of January 8 at 4 p.m., the hockey rinks will be used for public skating only and the capacity has been increased to 25 people. (Hockey is prohibited)
Also, a curfew is in effect from January 9, 2021 until further notice so the rinks will close at 7:30 p.m.

Park chalets are open this winter to provide washroom access only, weather and ice conditions permitting. Since the locker rooms are closed, we ask that you arrive ready with your equipment or use the outdoor benches at your disposal to put on your skates.

Because of COVID-19, news rules have been put in place for chalets and rinks.

Please be aware of the changes before arriving at the rink:

Opening and closing times for the washrooms in the cottages

(Please note that the rinks will close at 7:30 p.m. from January 9th until further notice due to a curfew in effect. Also, the Sunnybrooke Park chalet is closed for the season due to construction):

Centennial Park:

  • Weekdays 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Weekends 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other parks:

  • Weekdays 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Weekends 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

* The opening of the chalets during spring break will depend on the conditions of the facilities. If the skating rink is open, the chalet will be open.

Frequently asked questions

On storm days, the snow removal priorities is the streets, the parkings and the sidewalks. With the teams concentrating on these tasks to assure people’s security, it is not always possible to prepare the rinks.

The preparation and maintenance of outdoor rinks needs lots of patience and repetition. Despite our efforts to open the rinks as soon and as frequently as possible, many factors, as the weather, can stop the opening.

The ground must be properly frozen. For this, the temperature must be lower than -5°C, day and night, during at least 7 consecutive days. To fix the cracks, a minimum of 10cm of snow is required. The ice must then be flooded 2 or 3 times per day, during 5 to 7 consecutive days, with a temperature of -7°C. As soon as the weather rises at -3°C and over during the preparation, the ice prepared the day before melrs. The teams must start all over. If it is too cold, it is impossible to flood the ice.

Throughout winter, a number of fraze-defrost cycles can affect the rinks. After many days with temperatures over 0°C, the ice softens, making the rink unsafe and breakable. It is then required to wait for freezing conditions. The surface of the refrozen ice is not as good quality and the steps must be redone before you can be allowed to skate in a safe environment.

This is why we are asking all citizens to cooperate by not skating when the rinks are closed, either during preparation or maintenance.

Clock on “Online Services” then on “Conditions of winter facilities”. You will then see the status of the parks’ facilities. This page is updated everyday. You can register on the page to receive a notification when the status of your favorite facilities change.

Select “login” on the top right and follow the instructions to create an account. You can also click directly on the bell near the facility you want and you will access the page to open an account. When your account is created, select the bells for your favorite facilities.

Depending on the availability of the teams and equipments, and on the weather, ideally rink scan be flooded up to 5 times per week. This calls for cold weather and no snow.

For the security of users. Some rinks are intended for hockey.

Strollers are only allowed on the public skating rinks. Security must be prioritized. We ask you limit the number of strollers when there are many skaters.

Park chalets are open during the winter, weather and ice conditions permitting:

Centennial Park:

  • Weekdays 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Weekends 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Other parks:

  • Weekdays 10 a.m. to 7 : 30 p.m. (en raison du couvre-feu)
  • Weekends 11 a.m. to 7 : 30 p.m. (en raison du couvre-feu)

Schedule of park chalets during the Holidays:

  • December 24, 25, 26, 31 and
  • January 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To locate the different parks, visit the City Map page.

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