The Town of Whitby offers skating programs for all ages and abilities. Skating schedules are available for the Des Newman Arena Complex at Iroquois Park Sports Centre, McKinney Centre, and Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, and detailed program descriptions are provided in the Activity Guide. You can also book ice time for an upcoming birthday party.
Facility Closures and Program Notices
Scheduled skating times may be cancelled to accommodate a special event or due to ice unavailability. The Town of Whitby issues program notices and holiday closure information under Facility Closures and Program Notices. Program cancellations and notices are posted in the Public Notices section three weeks prior to the date. We make every effort to provide advance notice of cancellations and you can subscribe to the Public Notices RSS feed to receive up-to-date information as it happens.
Select a topic below to learn more about our skating programs. The fees shown do not include HST.
Adult Lunchtime Skate
Parent & Tot Skating
- Fee: $4.43 for single use (1 parent/2 kids)
- Ages: 7 years and under
- Limit: Maximum of 2 children per adult
- Teach your children to skate and enjoy time together on the ice. We provide the music and pylons.
- Fee - Single Use: $4.43 for Adult Skate / $2.92 for Child Under 14 / $11.72 for 2 Adults & 2 Children / $13.14 for 2 Adults & 3 Children / $2.82 for Senior Skate
- Fee - 10 Uses: $32.70 for Adult Skate / $19.03 for Child Under 14 / $85.40 for 2 Adults & 2 Children / $97.12 for 2 Adults & 3 Children / $19.03 for Senior Skate
- Public Skating sessions let you and your friends get out and take a spin around the ice
Scotiabank Backyard Rink
Fee: Free! Generously sponsored by Scotiabank
Ages: 7 years and under
Limit: Maximum of 2 children per adult
Use our rinks to introduce your children to hockey or ringette. Brings sticks and pucks; we provide the pylons and nets. Children must wear full protective hockey equipment; adults must wear proper head protection.
- Fee: $6.33 for single use; $53.69 for 10 uses; goalies play free of charge (limit of 2 goalies)
Ages: Adult (18+)
Stay in the game and keep in shape with this drop-in shinny program. This program is not for organized teams. Full protective equipment is required.
Fee: $6.33 for single use; $53.69 for 10 uses; goalies play free of charge
Ages: Adult (16+)
Have fun and stay fit with this drop-in, unsupervised shinny program for women. Full protective equipment is required.
Fee: $4.43 for single use; $36.46 for 10 uses; goalies play free of charge
Ages: 8 to 10 years (boys & girls)
Youth are invited to participate in a supervised game of pick-up hockey in a fun, recreational environment. Full protective equipment is required.
Skate and Get Fit - Adult Learn to Skate (Age 14+)
This program is held at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre. If you are new to skating or you want to improve your skating skills this 45 minute on-ice program is for you. You will enhance your skating skills and improve your cardiovascular fitness with power skating and speed and agility drills. Participants must register for this program, provide their own skates and CSA approved helmets. Read the Activity Guide for more information (Course # 148911).
12:30pm - 1:15pm on Wednesdays