Parents and Tots 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.


Parents and Tots Public Skating

Session: September 2019 to March 2020

  • For children age 5 and under and their caregivers
  • It is highly recommended that all participants wear CSA approved helmets.
  • No sticks, chairs, strollers or sleds are permitted on the ice surface.
  • Learn-to-skate aids are permitted but must be CSA approved.
  • Adults should wear skates, ice cleats or clean outdoor footwear. CSA approved helmets are recommended.
  • 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.

Parents and Tots Public Skating Schedules



Cancelled Dates

Capreol Arena

Thursdays & Fridays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

From September 12 until March 26

Thursday: December 26


Carmichael Arena

Fridays, 11 a.m. to Noon

From October 4 until March 20

October 18

December 6

January 24

February 28

Centennial Arena

Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m.

From September 30 until March 30


Chelmsford Arena

Fridays, 10  to 11 a.m. 

From September 6 until March 27

November 15

Dr. Edgar Leclair Arena

Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m.

From October 2 until March 25

December 25

January 1

Garson Arena

Tuesdays & Fridays, 1 to 2 p.m. 

From September 3 until March 20

Tuesday: December 25, January 1, 

Friday: October 25, December 6 & 13, January 3, 24 and 31, February 28

Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m.

From September 4 until March 30

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

McClelland Arena

Fridays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

From September 6 until March 6

November 8 & 15

December 6

January 24

February 14

T.M. Davies Arena

Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

From September 2 until March 30

March 30

Toe Blake Arena

Thursdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

From October 3 until March 26

December 26

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.