Starting on Monday, October 4, pre-book a time slot for a pay-per-play public skate offered at the City of Markham’s indoor arenas:
Angus Glen Community Centre & Library
Centennial Community Centre
Crosby Community Centre
Markham Village Community Centre & Library
Mount Joy Community Centre
R.J Clatworthy Arena
Thornhill Community Centre & Library
Public Skate offered:
Skating – Recreation: Open for skaters of all ages and abilities. Practice your skating skills during this leisure skate. We recommend that all recreational skaters wear a Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A) approved hockey helmet. Wheelchairs are welcome at all recreational skates.
Skating – Parent and Tot: An ideal program for adults and children ages 7 years and younger who are learning to skate and need to skate in a slower-paced environment, or with the assistance of an adult. Adults ages 16 years and older must accompany children on the ice. We recommend that all recreational skaters wear a Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A) approved hockey helmet.
Skating – Adults 55 and older: This leisure skating program is ideal for mature adults wishing to skate in a slower-paced environment. We recommend that all recreational skaters wear a Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A) approved hockey helmet.
Skating – Blades of Glory: Looking for a way to practice your skating skills or some extra time on the ice? This is the program for you! This program is unstructured for participants to come and develop their skating at their own pace. All participants will have full use of educational skate equipment. Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A.) approved helmet is Mandatory. Participants under 10 years of age must be accompanied (on ice) by a parent or guardian.
Stick and Puck: An ideal program for adults and children ages 7 years and younger to practice how to shoot, pass and handle a stick. Adults ages 16 years and older must accompany children on ice. All skaters must wear a Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A) approved hockey helmet and bring their own hockey or ringette equipment.
Child (3 to 15 years)
Adult (16 to 64 years)
Older Adult (65 years and older)
How to pre-book a public skate timeslot:
Skating times will vary by day and location. Participants can pre-book starting on Monday, October 4 at 8 AM. New timeslots are released every Monday. When the Monday falls on a statutory holiday, time slots will be released on Tuesday at 8 AM.
To register online, you will need:
A client barcode
An account pin
Credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX) with a valid expiry date.
If you do not have a client barcode or account PIN, please contact the Contact Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.477.5530.
Applications are accepted beginning on September 1 for the following winter season
Applications received after December 15 are subject to availability of materials and department funding
City guidelines and policies will outline where an ice rink can go based on winter water services.
COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, as directed by the City of Markham
The City reimburses 50% of the cost of eligible building materials to a maximum of $500 per year
The City has many parks locations with winterized water services (new winterized services will not be considered until the available sites have been fully utilized)
Limited funding is available for this program and the City may not be able to accommodate every request
If the location and the size of the ice rink is approved, the volunteer coordinator will be notified
The volunteer coordinator 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 (draft petition is available from the City upon request)
A copy of the completed petition results can be mailed or emailed as an attachment to the City of Markham
The volunteer coordinator will be contacted to determine a convenient to meet Operations staff at the park to receive the hoses, water key, and basic instructions for flooding rinks to ensure that rink maintenance remains trouble-free