The cold weather is really beginning to set in here in Brockville. With that comes all the fun cold weather sports that can be done. In Brockville, skating is a popular option for things to do, since we have both indoor and outdoor opportunities to skate!
The skating season in Brockville actually begins early in the fall, as the Memorial Centre and the Centennial Youth Arena has ice starting in September. If you’re ever wondering what opportunities are throughout the year, you can always check on the City of Brockville’s website as well to see about ice times and rentals.
Skating will be available indoors until the end of March at both the Memorial Centre and Youth Arena.
In the 2019/2020 season, public skating takes place on Saturdays from 7:30-8:50pm at the Centennial Youth Arena, and Sundays from 1:00-2:20pm at the Memorial Centre. It costs $2.50 a person.
There will be a Family Day public skate on Monday, February 17th, 2020 from 11am-12:30pm. This public skate is free, courtesy of Royal LePage.
There will be skating opportunities throughout the March Break. From Monday, March 16th – Friday March 20th 2020, the ice will be available from 1:00-2:20pm. It costs $2.50 per person.
If you’re looking for the ice to be a little less crowded, or at least less crowded of children, there are adult skate times at the Memorial Centre. Adult skating takes place on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am. There are a few exceptions to these dates. Be sure to check the official public schedule on the City of Brockville Recreation website.
Parent and Tot Skating
Have a child and they want to learn to skate? Take them to Parent and Tot skating at the Memorial Centre! This ice time is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00am. It costs $2.50 for 1 adult and 1 child. Each additional person is $2.50.
In Brockville, we are very lucky to have not just indoor, but outdoor rinks. There are two rinks, weather permitting, where people can skate and play hockey. In the north end of the city, there is the Memorial Park on Laurier Boulevard. Downtown, there is the newly renovated Rotary Park off George Street. These rinks are all dependant on the weather and ice conditions, so be sure to check the weather conditions, the City of Brockville website, or the Rotary Park’s Facebook page for details. Weather permitting, these are the hours of ice time:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 10pm
The washrooms are open from 8am to 10pm daily. Lights are off at 10:30pm.
On Mondays from 5:00-6:60pm, it is Girls Only Hockey.
On Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm and Saturday and Sundays from 9:00-10:30am, it is skating only, with no sticks allowed on the ice.
The synthetic ice rink is skating only at all times – no sticks on the ice.
When the ice hockey rink is closed, the washrooms will also be closed.
Monday – Friday: 7am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 10pm
The lights go off at 10:30pm every night.
The Rotary Field House with change rooms and washrooms is open from 4pm – 10pm on weekdays, and 12pm – 8pm on weekends and holidays. if the ice is closed, the Rotary Field House will also be closed.