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Skating Programs

The City offers skating drop-in activities at its three main community centres. All skating lessons are offered through the Barrie Skating Club, which runs the CanSkate programs. 

COVID-19 Impacts on Recreation & Culture Services
The information on this webpage may not be accurate at this time. Please visit for up-to-date information re impacted Recreation & Culture Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Skating

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

Public Skating Rules & Regulations

Failure to abide by the below rules and regulations will result in a participant's removal from the public skating session.

  1. It is recommended that all skaters wear CSA approved helmets.
  2. All skaters under the age of 10 years should be accompanied by a guardian who is 12 years of age or older.
  3. No one is permitted on the ice without skates.
  4. Carrying children in arms while skating is not permitted.
  5. No strollers, baby buggies, backpacks or chairs are allowed anywhere on the ice at any time.
  6. Inappropriate behavior is not permitted:
    • games such as tag, racing
    • pushing, tripping, checking
    • swearing
  7. No hockey equipment is permitted.
  8. All skaters must obey the Skate Patrollers at all times.
  9. No skating through the pylons or area designated for beginner skaters.
  10. No headsets, cell phones or handheld devices are to be used while skating.
  11. No food or drink on the ice surface
Recreational Hockey & Stick & Puck 

No registration is required. Spaces are available on a first come first served basis. All participants must wear a hockey helmet, gloves and provide their own stick. 

Stick & Puck is a  supervised informal session with no goalies and zero contact. The ice will be allocated 1/2 for games and 1/2 for skill development - dependant upon participants. Participants under 10yrs in Stick & Puck (all ages)  must be accompanied by a guardian who is 12 years or older. 

Rules for Adult Recreational Hockey:

  • All players must be present with I.D. to pay before you play.
  • Sign in commences 30 minutes before ice time.
  • No inappropriate behavior while waiting in line, or you will be asked to leave the facility.
  • All players must abide by our Fair Play policy.
  • Maximum # of participants = 20 players + 2 goalies/session.

Outdoor Ice Rinks

There are six outdoor skating rinks maintained by City staff and as well as volunteer-maintained outdoor rinks in many parks. Please check the status of the rinks before heading out.


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