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Skating Programs

The City offers many skating drop-ins at the Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Holly Community Centre, and Sadlon Centre. Drop-in opportunities include Public Skating, Senior/Adult Skate, Stick & Puck (All ages), Adult Hockey, and Senior Hockey. Please note: Skate/equipment rentals or sharpening are not available at any facility.

Skating Drop-Ins Information & Skating Rules                                                                             

For the safety of all participants and staff the following has been implemented for All Skating Drop In Activities:   

  • Capacity has been decreased
  • Registered time block session have been created.  All particpants must exit immediatley after each time block
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your session for pre-screening and sign in and proof of vaccination and provincial ID.  Please do not arrive earlier. 
  • Social Distancing must be observed before, during and after the activity.
  • Benches around the arena will be provided.  We encourage particpants to arrie dressed for the session.  Please leave valuables at home and use a spot on the floor for items you bring to the arena
  • Masls/face coverings are not required while actively particpating in a drop in, but are required while entering and exiting the program space and moving throughout the recreation facility.
  • Participants 9 years of age and under must be accompanied by a guardian who is a minimum of 12 years of age and older.  Gaurdians must also register for the drop in (fees may apply)
  • Each guardian must remain within the arena to ensure the physical distancig of 2 meters/6feet is maintained throughout the drop in (with the exception of those who are within your group)


Should the City of Barrie cancel programs beyond the control of our clients, a credit will be processed to your account to use for a future activity.

Refunds will not be issued for "no shows". If you cannot make your scheduled time, please call the Rec Centre to request a transfer to another day/time. Transfers can only be accommodated if space is available.

Public Skating

Public Skating Rules & Regulations

Skating Drop Ins:                                         

  • Only persons with skates shall be permitted on the ice                                            
  • Skate in the same direction as other skaters         
  • It is recommended that all skaters wear CSA approved helmets                            

We do not permit the following on the ice:                                              

  • Carrying children in arms                                           
  • Baby carriers and strollers                                         
  • Food and drink                                               
  • Sport sticks/pucks/toboggans and other items which might interfere with the safety of any skater                                   
  • Figure skating maneuvers such as jumps and spins                                    
  • Rough play such as tag, racing and games   
  • On the ice without wearing skates           
Recreational Hockey & Stick & Puck 

Stick & Puck Drop Ins:      

Stick & Puck is a supervised informal session with no goalies and zero contact. The ice will be allocated for skill development only. Participants 9 years of age and under in Stick & Puck (all ages) must be accompanied by a guardian who is 12 years or older.

  • All players must pre-register  COVID-19 screening and show vaccine certificate and provinial ID at time of arrival (This will need to be done each time you attend)
  • All participants MUST wear hockey helmet (cage recommended) and gloves                            
  • Pucks MUST always stay on the ice – slap shots NOT permitted                                
  • Games are non-contact                                 

Adult/Senior Hockey:        

All participants must wear a hockey helmet, gloves and provide their own stick.                

  • All players must pre-register  COVID-19 screening and show vaccine certificate and provinial ID at time of arrival (This will need to be done each time you attend)
  • Please arrive no more than 20 minuntes before start time of program.
  • All participants MUST wear FULL HOCKEY GEAR and hockey helmet (cage recommended)
  • Games are non-contact
  • All players must abide by our Fair Play policy.
  • Maximum # of participants = 20 players + 4 goalies/session.

Access Options

External Support Workers Welcome

Individuals who require support to participate in drop-in skate programs can bring their support worker(s) at no additional cost with the use of their Personal Assistant in Leisure (PAL) Card. Information to apply for a PAL Card is on the Inclusion Services page.


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