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Skating Programs

Please visit barrie.ca/RecUpdates for up-to-date information re impacted recreation services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City offers many skating drop-ins at the Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Peggy Hill Team Community Centre, and Sadlon Arena. 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-In Rules

For the safety of all participants and staff, the following has been implemented for all skating drop-in activities:   

  • Registered time block sessions have been created. All participants must exit immediately after each time block
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your session for 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 participants to arrive dressed for the session. Please leave valuables at home and use a spot on the floor for items you bring to the arena​
  • Participants 9 years of age and under must be accompanied by a guardian who is a minimum of 12 years of age and older. Guardians must also register for the drop in (fees may apply)
  • Each guardian must remain within the arena to ensure the physical distancing of 2 meters/6feet is maintained throughout the drop in (with the exception of those who are within your group)

Refunds

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 www.play.barrie.ca.  COVID-19 screening and show vaccine certificate and provinical ID at time of arrival (This will need to be done each time you attend)
  • All participants MUST wear a 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 play.barrie.ca.  COVID-19 screening and show vaccine certificate and provincial ID at time of arrival (This will need to be done each time you attend)
  • Please arrive no more than 20 minutes before the start time of the 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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