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 - Closed for the summer - Back this fall 2021

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 9 p.m. 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 9 p.m.
  • Weekends 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other parks:

  • Weekdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Weekends 11 a.m. to 9 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. (because of curfew)
  • Weekends 11 a.m. to 7 : 30 p.m. (because of curfew)

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.