Begins September 1, 2014
Outdoor Ice Rinks
The City of Markham maintains these outdoor skating facilities (weather permitting) for you and your family to enjoy:
- Toogood Pond in Unionville located on Carlton Road, west of Main Street Unionville. Shinny hockey permitted.
- Markham Civic Centre at 101 Town Centre Boulevard, north-west corner of Highway 7 and Warden Ave. Shinny hockey not permitted. Open 10am to 10 pm daily.
These skating facilities are dependent on the ice and weather conditions, and are monitored daily by Parks staff. A minimum of 19mm or 7 1/2 inches of solid ice with no surface water, or melting edges is required to open the ponds for safe public skating. Visit our Skating and Hockey section for Civic Centre Ice Rink hours of operation and more information.
Watch for the flag/sign
- All locations use a flag/sign system to inform the public of ice conditions.
- Yellow flag/sign means you can skate at your own risk.
- Red flag/sign means skating is not permitted and there is no skate patrol on duty.
Skate Rentals are available at the Markham Civic Centre on:
- Fridays 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Saturdays 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Sundays 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
For more information, visit the website at www.markhamskaterentals.com
Angus Glen Arena
With twin NHL ice pads, 85 feet wide by 200 feet long. Seating capacity in both the east and west rinks is 450. Each rink includes six dressing rooms (each with shower and washroom facilities) - two accessible dressing rooms - gondola, timekeepers boxes with music & PA capacities, and scoreboards.
There's also a players lobby, vending, seating and a glass viewing lounge.
Ice availability: ice season from September to May. Summer ice (in July & August) is available based on demand.
Contact 905-944-3777 extension 7138 or email@example.com for information regarding ice rentals.
Centennial Community Centre
The arena has an NHL size ice surface with seating for 1,800 spectators and has hosted many multicultural community events, shows, television commercials and spectator events. Recreational ice skating, parent and tot skating, and pick-up shinny hockey are offered. For more information, call 905-294-6111 extension 4335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crosby Memorial Arena
The arena ice surface is 79 feet by 185 feet. Crosby is home to the Unionville Figure Skating Club and Unionville Minor Hockey Association. For more information call 905-944-3777 extension 7138 or email email@example.com
Markham Village Arena
Markham Village Arena is located at 6041 Highway 7. The arena has an ice surface of 85 by 190 feet. There is spectator seating on one side of the pad for 450 people. There are 6 dressing rooms. The centre also has a board room, a community meeting room and a lounge. For more information on ice rentals, contact 905-294-6111 extension 4335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Milliken Mills Arena
The arena has an ice surface of 85 by 200 feet and is home to Unionville Minor Hockey Association and Markham Regional Ringette Association. Recreation ice skating is available at modest rates. For ice rental information, contact email@example.com or 905-477-6410 extension 3336.
Mount Joy Arena
Mount Joy Arena is located at 6140 16th Avenue. The arena has an ice surface of 85 by 200 feet. There is spectator seating on one side of the pad for 300 people. There are 6 dressing rooms. For more information on ice rentals, please contact 905-294-6111 x4335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
R.J. Clatworthy Arena
R.J. Clatworthy arena is located at 2400 John Street (at Don Mills). The arena has an ice surface of 85 x 200 feet. There are 6 dressing rooms in the arena as well as a first aid room and a referee room. For more information on ice rentals, contact 905-944-3800 x6609 or email email@example.com
The arena has two ice pads, each 85 x 200 feet. The west surface has seating for 1000 and the east surface for 300 spectators. It is home to Markham Islanders, Thornhill Community Hockey League, Thornhill Figure Skating Club, Toronto Canada Moose Jr. A Hockey Club, and has been the site of such special events as the central Ontario figure skating competitions and many hockey tournaments. Recreational ice skate is available at modest rates. Contact 905-944-3800 x6609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org about ice bookings.
Volunteer Ice Rinks
This winter the City will be working with groups of volunteer residents to install and maintain ice rinks, where winter water services exist - see proposed rink locations - subject to all of the following criteria being satisfied as outlined in City of Markham Volunteer Outdoor Ice Rink Policy. These criteria are required to assist in your safe and successful volunteer program, weather permitting.
Anyone who is interested in organizing the building of a community ice rink is required to act as a co-ordinator who would then form a group and fill out an Ice Rink Application Form. Once this form is completed, please fax it to the attention of Nory Takata at 905-940-1550 or send it to:
City of Markham, Operations Department
101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham, ON, L3R 9W3
Attn: Nory Takata, Parks Planner, Operations
Once the location and size of the ice rink is confirmed, the co-ordinator will be notified and will need to circulate a petition confirming acceptance of the ice rink by a minimum of 70% of residents adjacent to the park or ice rink location prior to rink construction. A draft petition is available from the City.
If the Ice Rink Application is approved, the co-ordinator will be required to enter into an agreement with the City by signing the Volunteer Co-ordinator Agreement and all other volunteers will be required to sign the Volunteer Agreement.
All locations use a flag/sign system to inform the public of ice conditions. Yellow flag/sign means you can skate at your own risk. Red flag/sign means skating is not permitted. The information will be recorded by the ice rink volunteers on the Volunteer Program for Outdoor Ice Rink Maintenance Form.
*Note: The City will consider installing new winterized services in parks on a first come first serve basis. There is limited funding available in this program and the City may not be able to accommodate every request. The City will begin accepting applications September 1, for the following winter season. A special application form for locations requiring the installation of new Winterized Water Services for Ice Rinks must be filled out and faxed or emailed.