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Want to hit the ice? There are many types of drop-in skating programs for all ages, including figure skating and shinny hockey. 

Drop-In Skating

Free Drop-in Public Skating opportunities are available year-round for members and non-members of our facilities. Staff and skate assistants are on site during all public skating times. Helmets are not required, but are highly recommended.

Equipment not permitted during drop-in skating includes: strollers, sleds, hockey sticks, pucks, and balls. Please leave any valuables at home or lock them up at the facility where available.

Drop-in Skating Guidelines

Drop-In Skating Schedules

Shinny Hockey

Drop-In Shinny opportunities are scheduled at various locations and on various days. Membership or drop in fees apply. During the summer, Child/Youth Shinny is also available.

Shinny Hockey Participant Info and Guidelines

Shinny Hockey Schedules

How to Participate

Arrive at the arena and visit the front counter to purchase admission or scan your membership card. You will be given a wristband and shinny ticket, and then you can go to the skate monitor and sign in (maximum 45 minutes prior to program start time). Even if you obtained a wristband prior to 45 minutes before shinny, you must still line up to register and receive a shinny ticket.

All signed-in players can proceed to the change rooms. Once the capacity of 26 players is reached, there will be no more spots available.

*At Terwillegar, participants can sign in for shinny 1.75 hours beforehand. Payment and registration still occurs 45 minutes beforehand.

Skating and Shinny Program Descriptions

Drop-In Public Skate

Note: Admission is not required for public skating.

Public Skate

Drop-in Public Skating opportunities are free for everyone who wants to enjoy a skate. Times are offered at various locations, days and times across the city. Children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a responsible person aged 13+

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Parents and Tots Public Skate

Opportunities available for parent and toddlers (under the age of 6) to either skate freely and/or allow their tots to play with sticks and pucks. This opportunity is only for Parents and Toddlers. Toddlers must be actively supervised by an adult. Children and adults must be on skates. Caregivers are not allowed to carry the child.

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Older Adult Public Skate

An opportunity to skate and socialize which is designated to older adults (55+) during non-peak low volume times.

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Public Figure Skating

An opportunity made available for general public to practice figure skating elements and moves. Coaches are not permitted. All ages welcome; children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a responsible person aged 13+.  (Please note: Figure skating moves are only allowed at Member Figure Skating and at Public Figure Skating.)

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Early Morning Fitness Public Skate

An early morning opportunity targeted to adults (18+) with a focus around skating for fitness.

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Early Morning Public Skate

An early morning opportunity for all ages to drop in for skating. Children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a responsible person aged 13+.

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Drop-In Member Skate & Shinny Hockey

Note: Admission or Membership is required for member skate and shinny hockey.

Member Figure Skating

An opportunity made available for City of Edmonton Recreation Centre members or customers paying admission (wristbands required) to drop in and practice figure skating elements and moves. Coaches are permitted (external coaching permit required). All ages welcome; children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a responsible person aged 13+. (Please note: Figure skating moves are only allowed at Member Figure Skating and at Public Figure Skating.)

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Member Skate

An opportunity made available for City of Edmonton Recreation Centre members or customers paying admission (wristbands required) to drop in and skate. Learn to skate and power skating coaching allowed (external coaching permit required.) Member skates are also added weekly in between rentals and programming. See schedule for updated locations and times. All ages welcome; children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by a responsible person aged 13+.

See Drop-in Skating Schedule - Current Week

Adult Shinny

Opportunities for drop-in Shinny scheduled at various locations and on various days. Membership or drop-in fees apply.

See Shinny Schedule - Current week

Child/Youth Shinny

Opportunities during the summer months for youth (ages 6-17) to play ‘pick up’ hockey. Review guidelines prior to attending. Membership or drop in fees apply

See Shinny Schedule - Current week

Admission

Shinny is included in All-Facility Memberships. Purchase required if you are a non-member. Purchase of shinny admission gains you full access to drop-in at the facility.

  • Single child shinny $7.25
  • Multiple child shinny**(5+) $6.50
  • Single youth shinny $9
  • Multiple youth shinny**(5+) $8.10
  • Single adult shinny $11.50
  • Multiple adult shinny**(5+) $10.35

** If purchased in multiples of 5 or more.

Shinny admissions must be purchased in advance at the facility's admissions desk. Prices are subject to change.

Maximum 26 players, not including goalies. Full equipment is required, including shoulder pads, helmets and mask or visor.

For More Information

Telephone

Arena Booking Information
780-442-4546

Shinny Hockey/Public Skate & Other Inquiries
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-577-3527
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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