Public Skating and Ice Schedule

2018 Try-It Tickets now available!

Purchase a 40-pass booklet for just $10 (tax included) at City Hall, MacBain Community Centre and Gale Centre while quantities last.

An amazing savings of up to $140!  Booklets can be shared and passes used by children under 16 for free skate on Saturdays and Sundays at the Chippawa Arena and Gale Centre and family swim at the MacBain Community Centre (visit ymcaofniagara.org for open swim times) until March 31, 2019. 

 

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 - cancellation dates are located at bottom of each activity**

Public Skating Times

ActivitySaturday       SundayNo Skating

Gale Centre - Public Skating  

(starts Sept 9) 

 6pm-8pm

No Skating Aids

2pm-4pm

With Skating Aids

Sept 30;

Nov 3,4,10,11,24;

Dec 1,8,22,23,29,30;

Jan 5,19,20,26;

Mar 2,3,9,16,30;

Apr 6,13,14,20,21,27,28;

 

 Chippawa Arena

(starts Sept 29)

 

1:30-3:30pm

 With Skating Aids

 

Nov 3,10; Jan 5,19; Feb 23;

Mar 2,30;

Apr 6,13,20,27

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

Skating & Hockey Programs at the Gale Centre

ActivityMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday             SaturdaySunday        Cancellations

Adult/Senior Skate

  9am-10am 

 12pm-1pm

 

 

 

Nov 7, 8, 15, 21; Dec 6, 26, 27; Jan 9, 10; Feb 14

Tiny Tots Skate   10am-11:45am 1:00pm-2:45pm  

 

Nov 7, 8, 15, 21; Dec 6, 26, 27; Jan 3, 9,10; Feb 14

Youth Stick & Puck

(14 & under)

   4pm-5pm 

 2:30pm-4pm

 

 

Nov 2, 7, 14; Dec 7, 26, 28; Jan 11,18

Feb 1, 15, 22; Mar 1, 15, 29; Apr 12, 19, 26

 Adult Stick & Puck

(15 and over)

  2pm-3:30pm9am-10:30am   

Nov 7, 8, 15; Dec 6, 26, 27; Jan 9, 10; Mar 13, 14

 Ticket Ice 7am-8:30am 7am-8:30am   

Nov 6, 15; Dec 6, 25, 27; Jan 1,10; Feb 14; Mar 12, 19

 Pay As You Play 18+  12pm-1:30pm12pm-1:30pm   

Nov 7, 8, 15, 21; Dec 6, 26, 27; Jan 9, 10; Feb 14; Mar 13, 14

 Pay As You Play 65+

(October 2018 schedule)

   

 

 

 

 

10:45am-12pm

 

 

 

 

Nov 2, 6, 13, 20, 27;

Dec 4, 7, 11, 18, 25, 28;  Jan 1, 4, 11; Feb 1, 22; Mar 12, 15, 19;

Apr 19, 26

 Pay As You Play 70+ 

 

 1pm-3pm

 

 12:45pm-2pm

  

 

Nov 6, 8, 15; Dec 6, 25, 27; Jan 1, 3, 10; Feb 14;

Mar 12, 14, 19

 Ladies Pay As You Play

(starts Sept 29)

 

  

 

 

 8:15pm-9:30pm

 

Nov 3; Dec 29; Jan 19; Mar 2, 30; Apr 13, 20, 27

Walking Track (FREE) 

    

7am-11pm

7am-11pm7am-11pm

  7am-6pm

 7am-6pm

  7am-11pm

 7am-11pm

Oct 8; Nov 11; Dec 25,26; Jan 1;

Feb 18; April 19,22

Skating Admission Prices (HST Included)

  • Child / Student/Senior: $3.00
  • Adult: $3.75
  • Family Pass: $7.00
  • Adult/Senior Skate: $3.00
  • Adult Stick and Puck:  $5.00
  • Tiny Tots Skate: $3.00
  • Ticket Ice: $5.00

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

Pay as you Play Prices (HST Included)

  • Pay as you play 18+: $5.00
  • Pay as you Play 65+ & 70+: $3.00
  • Youth Stick & Puck: $5.00 for parent and child, $2.00 per extra child
  • Ladies Pay as you Play: $8.00

All admission charges can be paid in cash at the Administration Desk.The City of Niagara Falls recommends that all participants wear a C.S.A. approved hockey helmet. ALL participants 15 and under are required to wear helmets for all programs.

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
  • 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 

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