Skating and neighbourhood rinks

Families having fun at a public skate

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

Public skating programs

Public skating is a drop-in program, however you can secure your entry by pre-registering online at peterborough.ca or by calling 705-742-0050. 

For information about our instructional skating courses, visit our Recreation Programs page or Register for the skating program of your choice. 

Public skating

Healthy Planet Arena (Leon's Pad) September 11 - March 19

Sundays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Price is $5 per skater (tax included) non-refundable. 

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 are required

There is no skating on:

  • October 16, 23
  • December 25
  • January 15, 22

Holiday Skating

Healthy Planet Arena (Leon's Pad) September 11 - March 19

Holiday Skating Dates:

  • October 10
  • December 26
  • February 20

Skating from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Price is $5 per skater (tax included) non-refundable. 

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 are required

 

PA Day Public Skating

Healthy Planet Arena (Leon's Pad) September 11 - March 19

PA Day Skating Dates:

  • October 24
  • February 3

Skating is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Price is $5 per skater (tax included) non-refundable. 

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 and shoes are prohibited
  • Skates are required 

Adult Skating (50+)

Healthy Planet Arena (Leon's Pad) September 11 - March 19

Price is $4 per skater (tax included) non-refundable. 

Please note that:

  • It's open to people who are 50+
  • CSA approved helmets are recommended
  • Approved skating assistant items are allowed
  • Hockey sticks and nets and shoes are prohibited
  • Skates required
  • Pre-registration is encouraged

There is no skating on:

  • September 13, 15
  • October 10, 13, 14, 18, 21
  • December 26, 29, 30
  • January 12, 13, 19, 20
  • February 20
  • March 13, 14, 16, 17

Adult Pay-As-You-Play Hockey

Healthy Planet Arena (Freedom Mobile Pad) September 11 - March 19

Price is $8 per skater (tax included) non-refundable. 

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
  • Goalies are no charge; please call to pre-register for fee waiver
  • Drop-in program, though you can register online at peterborough.ca
  • Other pre-registration options include calling 705-742-0050

There is no skating on:

  • September 8
  • October 13, 14, 21
  • December 27, 29, 30
  • January 12, 13, 19, 20
  • March 14, 16, 17

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 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.