Public Skating and Ice Schedule

Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Ice and Skating Schedule

This schedule runs from Sunday, September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

Hard copies of the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Schedule are available at the Gale Centre Administration Desk.

***Schedule is subject to change***

Public Skating Times

ActivitySaturdaySundayCancelled Dates

Gale Centre - Public Skating

(Starting Sept 8th)

 6pm-8pm

No Skating Aids

2pm-4pm
With Skating Aids

Dec 14,28,29

Jan 18,19,25; Mar 7,8,14,21,28;

April 4,11,18,19,25,26

Chippawa Arena

(Starting Sept 28th)

 1:30pm-3pm

 

Jan 18; Feb 22; Mar 7,28

April 4,11,18,25

The City of Niagara Falls accepts CASH ONLY for all programs listed on this page.

tims free skate

Tim Hortons *FREE* Holiday Skating 2019

Gale Centre:

  • Saturday, December 21 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23 - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, December 30 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Chippawa Arena:

  • Saturday, December 28 - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Gale Centre Walking Track

The Gale Centre walking track is free of charge and open daily as follows:

  • Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sundays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Mondays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The walking track will be closed on the following days:

  • December 24th, 25th & 26th (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day)
  • January 1st (New Years Day)
  • February 17th (Family Day)
  • April 10th & 13th (Good Friday, Easter Monday)

Skating & Hockey Programs at the Gale Centre

ActivityMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayCancellations

Adult/Senior Skate

  9am-10:30am  12pm-1:30pm  

Dec 12,25,26; 

Jan 1,9; Feb 20; Mar 25,26 

Tiny Tots Skate

  

10:30am-12pm

Feb 5: 10:45am

 1:30pm-3pm

Mar 5: 1:45pm

  

Dec 12,25,26; Jan 1,9

Feb 20; March 25,26

Youth Stick & Puck

(14 & under)

   4pm-5pm  2:30-4pm

 

Dec 13,25,27

Jan 1,3,10,17,31; Feb 21,28

Mar 6,18,20,25,27; Apr 10,17,24

Adult Stick & Puck

(15 and over)

  2pm-3:30pm 9am-10:30am  

Dec 12,25,26; Jan 1,9

Mar 18,19,25,26

 Ticket Ice

 7am-8:30am 7am-8:30am  

Dec 12,24,26; Jan 7,9

Feb 20; Mar 17,26

Pay As You Play

18+

  12pm-1:30pm 12pm-1:30pm  

Dec 12,25,26; Jan 1,9

Feb 20; Mar 18,19,25,26

Sledge Hockey

   

 

12pm-1:30pm 

 

Dec 13,27; Jan 3,10

Feb 21,28; Mar 6,20; Apr 10,17,24

Pay As You Play

65+

SEE FRONT DESK FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES

   

 

 

 11am-12:15pm

 

Dec 12,24,26,31; Jan 7,9;

Feb 11; Mar 17,19,26

Pay As You Play

70+

  1pm-3pm

 

12:45pm-2pm  

Dec 12,24,26,31; Jan 7,9;

Feb 20; Mar 17,19,26

Ladies Pay As You Play

OCTOBER 26 ICE - 8:30PM-9:45PM

  

 

  8:15pm-9:30pm

Jan 18; Mar 7,28: Apr 12,18,25

Skating Admission Prices (HST Included)

  • Child / Student/Senior: $3
  • Adult: $3.75
  • Family Pass: $7
  • Adult/Senior Skate: $3
  • Adult Stick and Puck: $5
  • Tiny Tots Skate: $3
  • Ticket Ice: $5

*Note: Only cash is accepted for all skating & hockey programs*

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
  • Ladies Pay as you Play: $8
  • Sledge Hockey $5

All admission charges can be paid in cash at the Administration Desk.

Rules and Guidelines

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

ALL PROGRAMS

  • Sign-ins will not be accepted until 1/2 hour prior to program start time.
  • Proof of payment (i.e. bracelet) may be required prior to entering ice surface.
  • 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.
  • ALL participants age 15 and under are required to wear helmets for all programs. 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.

Ticket Ice

  • Designated for figure skating practice only; skaters must be registered with Skate Canada.
  • Children 12 or under must be supervised on or off the ice by an adult; coaches accompanying skaters are free.

Saturday Public Skating Gale Centre (maximum 175 skaters)

  • No skating aids, chairs, sleds, pylons, hockey sticks, pucks and other obstructions are permitted on the ice surface.
  • Food and drink are not permitted on the ice surface or players bench.
  • No horseplay. Games such as tag or racing, as well as backwards skating, figure skating maneuvers or erratic skating are not permitted
  • Refrain from carrying children.
  • Do not throw ice or snow.
  • Please skate at a sensible speed, adhere to the directions of skate patrol and/or arena staff members.

Saturday Chippawa & Sunday Public Skating Gale Centre (maximum 50 skaters)

  • Skating aids permitted in designated area only.
  • Chairs, sleds, pylons, hockey sticks, pucks and other obstructions are not permitted on the ice surface.

Adult/Senior Skate (maximum 50 skaters)

  • 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 (maximum 50 skaters)

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

Pay as you Play Hockey (maximum 30 players)

  • Full equipment and a light and dark jersey are required.
  • Slap Shots are not permitted.
  • No checking or fighting.
  • Goalies skate for free.

Stick & Puck (maximum 40 participants)

  • A parent (Adult 18 years +) is required to be on the ice with their children.
  • Parents (Adults) are responsible to supervise their children on the ice.
  • Slap shots are not permitted.
  • Organized games or practices are NOT permitted.

Walking Track

  • Please follow posted rules.

Sledge Hockey

  • Participants are required to supply their own sledge and equipment. Children 12 or under must be supervised on or off the ice by an adult.

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