Public Skating and Ice Schedule


Please pay at customer service desk before each skate.  Our recreation skating schedule can be found here

Please note: We do not offer skate rentals.  You will have to provide your own skates.





Hours of operation 

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 7 days per week unless booked by a paid event or holidays.

Upcoming Paid Events and Holidays (Track Closed)

Monday, February 19th - OPEN 11:00am - 1:30pm ONLY (Family Day)

Sunday February 25th - CLOSED 5:00pm (Paid Event)

Friday, March 29th - CLOSED (Good Friday)

Monday, April 1st - CLOSED (Easter Monday)

Note: Hours are subject to change

Track Rules

Please review the following information before visiting the Gale Centre indoor walking track:

  • Please be considerate to all users and respect staff instruction.  Keep noise levels down while using track.
  • Use caution when entering and exiting the track.  The person in the lane has the right of way.
  • All individuals must travel in the same direction as posted.
  • No exercise equipment (ie skipping ropes, medicine balls, floor mats, etc) is permitted on the track or in the track vicinity.
  • Walk/Run no more than two across (side by side).
  • Please be cautious when passing.  Always pass on the outside.
  • Please do not stop while on the track.  If you need a rest, please do so of track.
  • Stretching is NOT permitted on the lanes of the indoor track.
  • Spectators are strictly forbidden to block track lanes while standing and watching
  • The City requests that all guests bring a clean pair of indoor walking shoes to wear while on the track.
  • Outdoor boots, wet shoes, sandals or slippers are not permitted.
  • Shirts and closed toe shoes are required to be worn at all times.
  • No personal/group training is permitted on the track.
  • Please ensure stroller wheels are appropriately cleaned for use on the track.
  • Food and drink are not allowed on the track.  Only water is permitted and must be kept in a closed container.
  • Be courteous to others and mind your time.
  • Children age 15 and under must be accompanied on the track by an adult.
  • No pets are permitted (service animals excepted).
  • Track may be closed for ticketed events (signs will be posted for each closure).
  • Please consult a physician before using any of our recreation facilities and before beginning a workout program.
  • A coat rack will be available for track users.
  • There are no lockers or other secure storage space.
  • The City of Niagara Falls is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to personal property.

Skating & Hockey Programs at the Gale Centre: 

Skating Admission Prices (HST Included)

  • Public Skating - Child/Student/Senior: $3 
  • Public Skating - Adult: $4
  • Public Skating - Family Pass (up to 5 family members): $10
  • Adult/Senior Skating: $3
  • Tiny Tots Skating: $3

Pay as you Play Prices (HST Included)

  • Pay as you Play 18+: $5
  • Pay as you Play 65+ & 70+: $3
  • Youth Stick & Puck: $5 for parent and child, $2 per extra child
  • Adult Stick & Puck: $5 

Rules and Guidelines

Participants are asked to observe the following safety rules for the enjoyment of all participants:


  • Profanity and improper behaviour will NOT be permitted
  • Report all accidents or injuries to skate patrol or arena staff members immediately
  • All participants must wear skates while on the ice surface
  • The City of Niagara Falls recommends that all participants wear a C.S.A. approved hockey helmet
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or anyone under the influence will not be permitted on the premises
  • No personal instruction allowed during any of the public skates

Adult/Senior Skate

  • Hockey sticks, pucks & other obstructions are not permitted on the ice.
  • Please skate at a sensible speed, adhere to the directions of arena staff members.

Tiny Tots Skate 

  • Skating aids are permitted.
  • Refrain from carrying children.

Pay as you Play Hockey

  • Full equipment including helmets and a light and dark jersey are required.
  • No checking or fighting.
  • Goalies skate for free.

Youth Stick & Puck (maximum 30 participants)

  • Helmets are mandatory.
  • A parent (Adult 18 years +) is recommended to be on the ice or in the rink with their children & is responsible for supervision.
  • Be mindful of those around you when shooting the puck.
  • 15 yrs old max
  • Smaller/beginner skaters at one end and advanced skaters at the other end.
  • Slap shots are not permitted.
  • Organized games or practices are NOT permitted.

Adult Stick & Puck (maximum 30 participants)

  • Helmets are mandatory.
  • Be mindful of those around you when shooting the puck.
  • Organized games or practices are NOT permitted.

The facility is not responsible for accidents or lost or stolen items. Participants skate at their own risk.