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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

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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.

Skating Programs

Select a topic below to learn more about our skating programs. The fees shown do not include HST.

Adult Lunchtime Skate

Adult Shinny

Parent & Tot Skating

Ladies Shinny

Scotiabank Backyard Rink

Senior Shinny

Seniors Skate

Youth Shinny

Ticket Ice

Public Skate

Adult Lunchtime Skate

  • Fee: $4.47 for single use; $35.75 for 10 uses 
  • Ages: Adult (18+)
  • Take a brisk skate during your lunch hour for fitness and enjoyment.  This is a great way to get the whole office out and have fun.

Parent & Tot Skating

  • Fee: $4.47 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.
  • All participants must wear skates on the ice.

Public Skate

  • Fee - Single Use: $4.47 for Adult Skate / $2.99 for Child 4 - 14 years of age / $12.02 for Family (2 Adults & 3 children residing in same household)  / $2.99 for Senior Skate
  • Fee - 10 Uses: $35.75 for Adult Skate / $23.92 for Child 4 - 14 years of age / $96.15 for 2 Adults & 3 Children / $23.92 for Senior Skate
  • Public Skating sessions let you and your friends get out and take a spin around the ice
  • Become a Public Skate Sponsor and reap the benefits! Call 905.430.4300 x7488 for more information.

Scotiabank Backyard Rink

  • Fee: Free! Generously sponsored by Scotiabank
  • Ages: 7 years and under only
  • Limit: Program is for both parents and children to be on the ice, maximum of 2 children per adult  
  • Use our rinks to introduce your children to hockey or ringette. Bring sticks and pucks; we provide the nets. Children must wear full protective hockey equipment; adults must wear proper head protection.
  • All participants must wear skates on the ice.

Seniors Skate

  • Fee: $2.99 for single use; $23.92 for 10 uses
  • Ages: 55+
  • Keep active and enjoy a leisure skate with other seniors.

Ticket Ice

  • Fee: $7.02 for single use; $56.16 for 10 uses
  • Ages: No restriction
  • This is a pay-as-you-go program for figure skaters. You must be a CFSA member and be accompanied by your coach.

Adult Shinny

  • Fee: $6.52 for single use; $52.20 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.
  • Ladies Shinny
    • Fee: $6.52 for single use; $52.20 for 10 uses; goalies play free of charge
    • Ages: Adult (18+)
    • Have fun and stay fit with this drop-in, unsupervised shinny program for women. Full protective equipment is required.
    Senior Shinny
    • Fee: $4.56 for single use; $36.44 for 10 uses; goalies play free of charge (limit of 2 goalies)
    • Ages: 55+
    • Play a pick-up game of hockey with other seniors. Full protective equipment is required.
    Youth Shinny
    • Fee: $4.56 for single use; $36.44 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
  • All Fees do not include taxes