Exterior skating rinks open as of Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m.
December 20, 2019
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Rectification - Le Journal
December 5, 2019
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Arenas and rinks

ARENAS

Users of our three arenas can practice hockey, ringuette, figure skating, speed skating and public skating. Several tournaments are hosted at the Civic Centre. In the off-season, the Centre's lobby and arenas are also used for craft fairs, exhibitions, shows, concerts and other events. A snack-bar*** and sports equipment shop are conveniently located near the arenas and pools. Locate the arena on the City Map

*** The snack-bar is closed for an undetermined period.
To reach our Pro-Shop, operated by Stinger Sport, please call 514-694-0183

Public skating is offered by the Dollard Hockey Association in the Arena for $1 and children under 5 years old skate free. Please note that children twelve and under must wear a helmet CSA-approved; face shield is optional.

Skating hours for adults only

From August 27, 2019 to June 18, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This schedule could be modified during Holidays or for special events.

Public Skating for all

(offered by the Dollard Hockey Association)

From August 24, 2019 to April 12, 2020

Saturdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

From April 18 to May 30, 2020

Saturdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

OUTDOOR RINKS

Outdoor rinks built for the winter season can be found in the following parks: Centennial, Coolbrooke, Elm, Fairview, France, Janiszewski (Edward), Lake Road, Pinecrest, Spring Garden, Sunnybrooke, Terry Fox, Thornhill, Trottier, Westminster, Westwood and Frédérick Wilson. Some rinks are dedicated to public skating, some to hockey.

For information and updates on rink conditions , visit our Exterior Installations page during the winter months.

Frequently asked questions:

Why are the outdoor rinks closed on storm days?
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.

What are the ideal conditions for open and usable outdoor 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.

Preparation of the rinks:
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.

Maintenance of the rinks:
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.

How to verify if the outdoor installations in the parks are open or closed?
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.

How to register online to receive the notification for the change of status of a facility?
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.

What to do if I see the rink is not usable and was classified "open"?
Call the Municipal Patrol at 514-684-6111.

How often are the rinks flooded?
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.

Why is it not possible to play hockey on public skating rinks?
For the security of users. Some rinks are intended for hockey.

Can web ring a stroller on the outdoor rinks?
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 9 p.m.
  • Weekends 11 a.m. to 8 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.

Download the outdoor skating regulations

PDF icon Download the Outdoor Rinks Regulations

For more information:
Telephone: 514-684-1011 / Fax: 514-684-9569

To locate the various parks visit the City Map page