Skating and neighbourhood rinks

Kids playing ball hockey

The City of Peterborough offers registered skating programs and drop in skating programs at our arenas and community centres.

Neighbourhood rinks

The neighbourhood rink program has run in City parks since 1965, thanks to volunteers who prepare, flood and maintain ice for skating. Rinks are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. as weather and ice conditions permit and subject to public health measures.

Locations
  • Brinton Carpet – 160 Braidwood Ave.
  • Cameron St.- 569 Barnes Cr.
  • Centennial – 14 Cartier Crt.
  • Dixon – 120 Benson Ave.
  • Earlwood - 52 Earlwood Dr.
  • Farmcrest – Ashburnham Drive across from Ecology Park
  • Golfview Heights - 921 Whitefield Dr.
  • Grove – 714 Barbara Cres.
  • Hastings – 690 Hastings Ave.
  • Inverlea – 18 Dennistoun Ave.
  • King Edward – 455 George St. S
  • Kiwanis – 234 Middlefield Rd.
  • Manor Heights - 700 Victory Cr.
  • Mapleridge - 1929 Mapleridge Dr.
  • Nicholls Place - 725 Armour Rd.
  • Northland - 1255 Bathurst St.
  • Roper - 1610 Firwood Cr.
  • Sandalwood – 1306 Sandlewood Dr.
  • Stenson - 1750 Stenson Blvd.
  • Turner Park - 673 Chamberlain St.
  • University Heights - 1385 Hetherington Dr.
  • Wedgewood - 1535 Fairmount Blvd.
  • Weller - 1140 Weller St.
Guidelines for the safe use of community rinks
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from those outside of your household.
  • Skaters are reminded to respect the posted capacity limits of neighbourhood rinks to allow for physical distancing. If it's crowded, please come back another time. In addition to the rink capacity, Provincial restrictions require outdoor social gatherings to be a maximum of 10 people, so if skaters are getting together with friends, the group must be 10 people or less.
  • Outdoor rinks are for casual, recreational use - no organized play or events are permitted.
  • Wearing a mask or face covering is strongly recommended by Public Health.
  • Do not congregate at seating areas, stairs, entrances and exits.
  • All children/dependents must be accompanied by a competent adult/guardian.
  • Be safe and be respectful of others.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting.
  • Use at your own risk.

The City of Peterborough continues to work with Peterborough Public Health, and Peterborough Police to monitor compliance with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions. Residents that have concerns about non-compliance can contact the Peterborough Police Service using their non-emergency phone line at 705-876-1122.

Skating on the canal

The City of Peterborough maintains the ice surface on the canal below the Peterborough Lift Lock as weather conditions allow. A safety flag identifies if ice conditions are safe:

  • A green flag indicates skating is permitted.
  • A red flag indicates skating is not permitted.

Visit our Skating on the canal - flag status page for updates and public health guidelines.

Public skating programs

For information about our instructional skating courses, visit our Recreation Programs page.

Public skating

We are not currently able to offer public skating programs.

Price is $4 per skater.

Please note that:

  • It's open to the public
  • It's for people of all ages
  • We recommend using CSA approved helmets
  • Approved skating assistant items are allowed
  • Hockey sticks and nets are prohibited
  • Skates required

Adult skating (50+)

Price is $3.50 per skater.

Please note that:

  • It's open to people who are 50+
  • CSA approved helmets are recommended
  • Approved skating assistant items are allowed
  • Skates required
  • Pre-registration is required

Adult pay-as-you-play hockey

We are not currently able to offer adult pay-as-you-play hockey.

Price is $7 per skater.

Please note that:

  • It's open to the public
  • It's for people who are at least 18 years old
  • Two hockey nets are provided
  • CSA approved helmets required
  • Hockey equipment required 
  • Skates required
  • Non-instructional