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.

Public skating programs

To ensure compliance with current provincial COVID-19 regulations, users must register in advance for all public skating programs. Registration will be capped according to facility capacity limits of 60 preregistered skaters on the ice. All patrons are required to complete a self-assessment health screening and show their COVID-19 Vaccination QR code and government issued I.D. prior to entering the building.  

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

Public skating

Public skating has ended for the 2021-22 season. Thank you for participating! Check back in the Fall for future public skating times. 

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+)

Thank you for a great season! This program will return in the Fall of 2022.

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

Thank you for a great season! This program will return in the Fall of 2022.

Price is $7.50 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

Skating on the canal

During winter months, 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.

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.

Thank you to all volunteers who made the 2021-2022 neighbourhood rinks season a success.  

Location addresses
  • 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.