Adult Public Skating

COVID Update July 31, 2020

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the community, the reopening of some City of Greater Sudbury facilities is being postponed for approximately two weeks. That includes the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex, which was scheduled to partially reopen on Monday, August 3.

Residents and sports organizations who have ice bookings at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex over the next two weeks will be contacted by Arenas staff over the coming days. Full refunds will be provided. 

The City will work closely with Public Health Sudbury & Districts to monitor developments over the next two weeks. Based on the results, these facilities could open the week of August 10. An update will be provided prior to that date.


Adult Public Skating

  • For those age 19 and up
  • Session: September 2019 to March 2020
  • Public skating at indoor arenas will be free of charge for all ages from Fall 2019 to end of March 2020 at all 14 community arenas, under a pilot program to provide affordable access to recreational and leisure opportunities in the City of Greater Sudbury. Feel Free to Skate is funded through an existing budget for population health initiatives.

Skaters are expected to skate at a moderate and safe speed in the same direction (clockwise) as the other skaters. Skaters should change direction (counter-clockwise) of skating at the mid-point of session.

Adult Public Skating Schedules



Cancelled Dates

Cambrian Arena

Fridays, 1 to 2 p.m.

From September 6 until March 20

November 22

December 6

Capreol Arena

Fridays, 1:15  to 2:15 p.m.

From September 13 until March 20


Carmichael Arena

Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m.

From October 3 until March 26

December 26

Centennial Arena

Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

From October 2 until March 25

December 25

January 1

Chelmsford Arena

Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. 

From September 6 until March 27


Garson Arena

Tuesdays, from 2 to 3:30p.m. and Thursdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

From September 3 until March 24

Tuesday: December 24 & 31

Thursday: December 26

Gerry McCrory Arena

Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 a.m. to Noon

From September 9 until March 31

Tuesday: March 24

Wednesday: December 25, January 1 and 22, March 25

Friday: October 18, November 8 and 29, December 6 and 13, January 10 and 24, February 28, March 13 and 27

McClelland Arena

Thursdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, 10:30  to 11:30 a.m.

From September 5 until March 26

Thursday: November 14, December 26

Friday: November 8 & 15, December 6, February 14, March 13

Raymond Plourde Arena

Fridays, 2 to 3 p.m.

From September 6 until March 13

November 22

January 31

T.M. Davies Arena

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

From September 3 until March 31

Tuesday: December 25, January 1

Friday: November 15, December 6, January 10 & 24

Toe Blake Arena

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

From October 4 until March 20

November 29

January 24 &31


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.