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 resumes on September 14 for DDO residents only

The City, in collaboration with the Dollard Hockey Association, is pleased to offer public skating to DDO residents beginning Tuesday, September 14.

Residents must register in advance to reserve a time slot and can reserve a time slot on Eventbrite. The cost is $2 for ages 5 and up payable at the door in cash only. For children under 5 years old, it is free.

Participants 13 and older must present their vaccination passport and a piece of ID before entering the ice, and participants 12 and under must wear an ANCOR/CSA certified helmet (however, a helmet is recommended for all), and must be accompanied by a skater 13 and older.

Adult public skating sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in arena 1. You can register via the following link:

Public skating sessions for all ages are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as well as Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in arena 3. You can register via the following link:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum capacity on the rink is 25 participants. Therefore, there is no guarantee that you will have a place by showing up in person without making an online reservation first. 

We also ask for your cooperation in showing up on the date and time reserved.  If you are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation to allow others to register.

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 9 p.m.
  • Weekends 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Other parks:

  • Weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Weekends 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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.

Lifting of the boil water advisory in Dollard-des-Ormeaux