Public Skating and Ice Schedule

Fall/Winter 2018-19 Ice and Skating Schedule

This schedule runs from Saturday, September 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

Hard copies of the Fall/Winter 2018-19 Schedule are available at the Gale Centre Administration Desk.

***Schedule is subject to change***

Public Skating Times

ActivitySaturdaySundayCancelled Dates

Gale Centre - Public Skating

No Skating Aids

With Skating Aids

Apr 20,21,27,28

Chippawa Arena
(starts Sept 29)

With Skating Aids


Apr 20,27

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

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 6 p.m.

The walking track will be closed on the following days:

  • April 16 (6-11pm)
  • April 19 (6pm-11pm) - NOTE: Gale Centre opens at 7:00am
  • April 20 CLOSE at 10pm
  • April 21 CLOSE at 8pm
  • April 22 CLOSED ALL DAY

Skating & Hockey Programs at the Gale Centre


Adult/Senior Skate

 9am - 10am

12pm - 1pm

Tiny Tots Skate 10am - 11:45am1pm - 2:45pm   

Youth Stick & Puck

(14 & under)

 4pm - 5pm 

2:30pm - 4pm


Apr 19, 26

Adult Stick & Puck

(15 and over)

 2pm - 3:30pm9am - 10:30am   
Ticket Ice7am - 8:30am 7am - 8:30am   

Pay As You Play


 12pm - 1:30pm12pm - 1:30pm   

Pay As You Play




10:45am - 12pm



Apr 19, 26

Pay As You Play


1pm - 3pm 

12:45pm - 2pm


Sledge Hockey


12pm - 1:30pm


Apr 19, 26


Pay As You Play



8:15pm - 9:30pm

Apr 20, 27

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:


  • 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.

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.