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Drop-in at an arena for free public skating, participate in shinny hockey, open hockey, figure skating, or register for our Learn to Play Hockey program.

Beat the heat this summer at Clareview, Terwillegar and The Meadows with Shinny Hockey Programs for children and youth.

Adult Shinny & Public Skate available for the summer. See Arena schedule for details.

Join with 2 or more friends and receive a $50 reduction on each of your registrations!
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Public Skating

Free public skating is available year-round. Staff and skate assists are on site during all public skating times. Helmets are not required, however highly recommended.

Equipment not permitted during public skating includes: strollers, sleds, hockey sticks, pucks, and balls. Please do not bring your personal belongings to public skates.

Public Skating Guidelines

Types of Public Skating

  • Public Skate
    Our general open public skating times strategically spread across most arenas in the city during various times to provide equitable opportunities.
  •  Parents and Tots, Sticks and Pucks
    Opportunities available for parent and toddlers to either skate freely or allow their tots to play with sticks and pucks. Ice is available during non-peak time.
  • Older Adult Skate
    An opportunity designated to older adults during non-peak low volume times providing a safer opportunity.
  • Figure Skating
    An opportunity made available for general public to practice figure skating elements and moves, as performing figure skates during other public skates are not permitted.
  • Early Morning Fitness Skate-Adult Only
    An opportunity targeted to adults with a focus around skating for fitness; this opportunity aligns with other promoted fitness opportunities intended to drive early morning facility participation.
  • Early Morning Public Skate
    Public skating opportunities for everyone at indoor arenas. 
  • Member Figure Skating
    An opportunity made available for City of Edmonton staff members (wristbands required) to drop in and practice figure skating elements and moves, as performing figure skates during other public skates are not permitted.
  • Member Open Skate
    Our general public skating times specifically for City of Edmonton staff members (wristband required) spread across community recreation facilities in the City.
  • Community League Skate (Downtown Community Arena Only)
    Public skating opportunities for members of the six downtown community leagues and affiliated agencies.

Public Skating Schedule - Current Week

Seasonal Arena Schedules


Shinny Hockey

Drop-In Opportunities

  • Adult Shinny
    Opportunities for drop-in play scheduled at various locations and on various days.

Shinny Hockey Schedules

Shinny Schedule - Current week

Seasonal Arena Schedules

How to Participate

Arrive at the arena and visit the front counter to purchase your admission. You will be given a wristband and then you can go to the skate monitor and sign in (maximum 45 minutes prior to program start time).

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 occurs 45 minutes beforehand. 


Admission 2017 Price
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 facilities 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.

Shinny Hockey Participant Info and Guidelines


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

Fax 780-577-3527

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