Public Skating

COVID Update September 8, 2020

Please Note: Public skating and City-organized shinny remain cancelled until further notice.

To help accommodate demand for summer and early fall ice use, the current schedule for reopening arenas is as follows:

  • T.M. Davies Community Centre and Arena and Garson Community Centre – September 7
  • Raymond Plourde Arena – September 14
  • Chelmsford Arena – September 21

Visit and use the online ice reservation system to book ice time.

Review the safety measures and guidelines at


Public Skating

The City of Greater Sudbury provides public skating opportunities for individuals of all ages. 

Public skating is free of charge at all 14 community arenas, under a pilot program to provide affordable access to recreational and leisure opportunities in the City of Greater Sudbury.

From Fall 2019 to end of March 2020, fees will be waived for all ages, adult and parents and tots public scheduled skating sessions at indoor arenas. 

Skaters must attend the appropriate program in order to ensure the safety of all participants (for example, parents and tots must not skate with adult skaters).

Public skating schedules are pre-empted for special events. Please check the respective arena for changes. Only Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved skating aids are allowed on the ice surface.

For your safety, please read our Public Skating Rules of Conduct.


Public Skating Schedules

Adult Public Skating

Spring & Summer Public Skating Programs

All Ages Public Skating

Parents and Tots Public Skating

PA Day Free Skating

March Break FREE Skate

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.