Recreational Skating & Shinny Hockey

​​​​​​​​​​​​We offer public recreational skating and shinny hockey at various times throughout the week. Our skating offerings take place at either the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, Aurora Family Leisure Complex or Aurora Community Centre. Please refer to the current schedule for further details on times and location.

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Youth Skate

Join us at a Youth Skate, for teens aged 12 to 17. Located at the AFLC from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., $3 per person. Please see list of dates below.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Friday, March 8, 2019

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Public Skating & Shinny Hockey Schedules
Fall 2018 - 
September 1 to December 21, 2018

Exceptions to the times listed below will be determined as necessary and posted in the arenas.

Click here to view up to date Service Disruption Notices, which may include skate cancellations and revised times.

Prices

Public Skating: $3.00 per person per visit / $24.00 for 10 tickets

Shinny Hockey: $6.00 per person per visit / $48.00 for 10 tickets

Location

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC)
1400 Wellington Street East
905-726-4770

DATES / TIMES

PUBLIC SKATE

Tuesday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Saturday
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sunday
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

PARENT & CHILD SKATE/SHINNY (Children 12 and under)

Monday
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Thursday
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

ADULT SKATE

Monday
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

SENIOR SKATE

Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

ADULT SHINNY HOCKEY

Monday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Friday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

LADIES SHINNY HOCKEY

Wednesday
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Friday
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Skate Cancellation Dates & Times

Monday, October 8, 2018: All skate times cancelled.

Monday, September 3, 2018: All skate times cancelled.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Adult & Ladies Shinny Hockey cancelled. 

P.A. Day & Holiday Skates

Monday, September 24, 2018: SARC – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, October 8, 2018: SARC – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, October 22, 2018: SARC – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, November 23, 2018: SARC – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Public Skating & Shinny Hockey Schedules
Winter Holiday Schedule - 
December 22, 2018 to January 4, 2019

Exceptions to the times listed below will be determined as necessary and posted in the arenas.

Click here to view up to date Service Disruption Notices, which may include skate cancellations and revised times.

Prices

Public Skating: $3.00 per person per visit / $24.00 for 10 tickets

Shinny Hockey: $6.00 per person per visit / $48.00 for 10 tickets

*Note: Prices are subject to change effective January 1, 2019.

Winter Holiday Schedule

Located at the SARC (unless otherwise noted).
Regular Public Skate Admission applies from December 22, 2018 to January 4, 2019.
*All Public Skating from December 26 to 28 is FREE and sponsored by Tim Hortons.
**Located at the AFLC as part of the Family First Night special event.
Note: All skate times cancelled on January 5 and 6, 2019.

DATES / TIMES

Saturday, December 22 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 23 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, December 24 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25 – Closed

*Wednesday, December 26 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*Thursday, December 27 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

*Friday, December 28 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 29 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 30 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, December 31 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.**

Tuesday, January 1 – Closed

Wednesday, January 2 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, January 3 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, January 4 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Public Skating & Shinny Hockey Schedules
Winter 2019 - January 7 to March 29, 2019

Exceptions to the times listed below will be determined as necessary and posted in the arenas.

Click here to view up to date Service Disruption Notices, which may include skate cancellations and revised times.

Prices

Public Skating: $3.00 per person per visit / $24.00 for 10 tickets

Shinny Hockey: $6.00 per person per visit / $48.00 for 10 tickets

*Note: Prices are subject to change effective January 1, 2019.

Location

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC)
1400 Wellington Street East
905-726-4770

DATES / TIMES

PUBLIC SKATE

Tuesday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Saturday
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sunday
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

PARENT & CHILD SKATE/SHINNY (Children 12 and under)

Monday
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Thursday
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

ADULT SKATE

Monday
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

SENIOR SKATE

Tuesday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

ADULT SHINNY HOCKEY

Monday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Friday
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

LADIES SHINNY HOCKEY

Wednesday
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Friday
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

Skate Cancellation Dates & Times

Saturday, January 5, 2019: All skate times cancelled.

Sunday, January 6, 2019: All skate times cancelled.

Friday, February 1, 2019: All skate times cancelled.

Saturday, February 2, 2019: All skate times cancelled.

P.A. Day & Holiday Skates

Friday, January 18, 2019: SARC – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 2019: AFLC – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, February 18, 2019: SARC – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Public Skating & Shinny Hockey Schedules
March Break Schedule - 
March 11 to 15, 2019

Exceptions to the times listed below will be determined as necessary and posted in the arenas.

Click here to view up to date Service Disruption Notices, which may include skate cancellations and revised times.

Prices

Public Skating: $3.00 per person per visit / $24.00 for 10 tickets

Shinny Hockey: $6.00 per person per visit / $48.00 for 10 tickets

*Note: Prices are subject to change effective January 1, 2019.

March Break Schedule

Located at the SARC.
Regular Public Skate Admission applies from March 11 to 15, 2019.

DATES / TIMES

Monday, March 11
Public Skate – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 12
Senior Skate – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Public Skate – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. / 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 13
Public Skate – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. / 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday, March 14
Senior Skate – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Public Skate – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. / 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, March 15
Public Skate – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Guidelines and Rules

Adult Shinny Hockey

Adult Shinny Hockey players must be 18 years or older to participate. The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and the Town of Aurora strongly recommends full equipment be worn including helmet and glove protection.

​Parent & Child Skate/Shinny

This program allows parents/guardians and children (12 years and under) to learn to skate, work on basic hockey skills and play pick-up shinny.

Hockey equipment such as sticks, pucks, pads, etc. are allowed on the ice surface. Children 6 and under must as accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and the Town of Aurora recommends wearing a helmet and glove protection while on the ice surface.

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