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Public Skating

Program schedules are subject to change on short notice. Limited drop-in spaces available.

View the schedule and pre-register to guarantee your spot in our recreation portal.    

We allow a maximum of 125 skaters: 75 spots are for pre-registration online and 50 spaces are available for drop-in users at the INVISTA Centre.

Regular drop-in fees apply to non-members. Some public skating programs are included in Fit Pass memberships. Get more information about memberships and fees.

Interested in outdoor skating? Check out our various arenas and rink locations.

  • All children 10 and under must wear a CSA approved protective helmet with screen. 
  • An adult actively skating must supervise children aged 7 and under.
  • Do not carry children (in any form) on the ice surface. 
  • Only people wearing skates are allowed on the ice surface. 
  • Skate at a sensible speed and follow the direction chosen by City staff.
  • Do not bring food or beverages onto the ice surface.
  • Do not use hockey sticks, equipment or pucks during public skates. 
  • Do not play games like tag, racing, or power skating.
  • Do not perform figure skating movements like spinning, jumping or skating backwards.
  • Do not use personal audio devices on the ice. 
  • Foul language, inappropriate behaviour or throwing snow/ice will not be tolerated.
  • Speed skates (long blades) are allowed if the skater does not exceed the speed of other skaters. 

  • Users may bring assistive devices such as wheelchairs or sledges on the ice providing that they remain along the perimeter of the boards away from the flow of traffic.
  • An active skater aged 16 or older must control wheelchairs. Ensure wheels are clean before entering the ice surface.
  • Do not use learn-to-skate aids on the ice unless needed for accessibility purposes.
  • Do not bring chairs or strollers onto the ice surface.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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