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COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts

Several recreational amenities will open effective July 16 at 12:01 a.m., as the City of Mississauga enters Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. For more information, see our complete program and service impact updates.

Figure skaters

Skating and hockey

Drop-in programs begin July 28 at Iceland Arena. Additional programs will be added as more arenas re-open. Drop-in programs require reserving a spot online, five days in advance of the program date.

Skating lessons will return to arenas in fall 2021.

Please review our arena protocols effective July 19, 2021.

Watch our step-by-step tutorial video that explains how to reserve our programs through activemississauga.ca.

Develop your skills and practice with a variety of skating and hockey drop-in programs to suit your schedule.

A CSA-approved hockey helmet is recommended for most programs. All participants must wear ice skates while on the ice.

Schedules are subject to availability and may change at any time. Please confirm the arena schedule on Active Mississauga.

Fun Skate

For ages 3 years and older. Have a great time on the ice skating with your family and friends. Approved skating aids are permitted.

Figure Skating

Practice your spins, jumps, and figure skating programs. You must be a competent forward and backward skater and be able to turn comfortably from forward and backward with speed to attend this program.

Adult and Older Adult Skate

For ages 18 years and older. Have a great time on the ice skating with other adults. Approved skating aids are permitted.

55+ Skate

For ages 55 years and older. Have a great time on the ice skating with other adults. Approved skating aids are permitted.

Adult Cardio Skate

A supervised fast-paced skate session using the entire ice surface incorporating skating skill drills with music. A definite workout!

Figure Skating Patch

For figure skaters to practice figure eights in a quiet 50 minutes on the ice.

Hockey Shinny

Pick-up hockey is a non-contact game where full hockey equipment is mandatory for all program participants including CSA-approved hockey helmet. Facial protection/cage is required for some age groups. Equipment rentals are not available and goalies are not provided. Goalies (in full equipment) are permitted to play for free.

Program age groups include:

  • Youth (14-17)
  • 18+ Sledge (sledges available upon request)
  • 18+ adult
  • 55+
  • 65+
  • Women’s hockey

Hockey Stick & Puck

Work on basic stick/puck handling and skating skills. Maximum 3 children for each adult. Full hockey equipment is mandatory for some age groups. A CSA-approved hockey helmet is mandatory. This program does not allow scrimmage, shinny, or gameplay.

Program age groups include:

  • 3-13 years with adult
  • 14-17 years
  • 18+ adult

Learn the basics of skating on ice or improve your skating skills. Group or private lessons are offered for most ages and ability levels.

Leather hockey skates or figure skates with laces are recommended. If a helmet is required, it must be a CSA-approved hockey helmet. Plastic skates or those with straps, buckles, or adjustable to different sizes are not recommended.

Ages 3 to 5

Children learn basic ice skating skills. Some classes may require an adult to skate with the child on the ice.

Ages 6 to 12

Beginners learn basics like forward skating, how to stop, and turn. Experienced skaters can improve their skills and learn crossovers, turns, and spins. A program for children with special needs is also available. Group or private lessons are also available.

Ages 13 to 17

Beginner or experienced skaters can progress at their own pace. Learn how to stop, skate backward, or work on figure skating skills like turns, jumps, and spins. Group or private lessons are also available.

Ages 18 and up

Learn skills like forward and backward skating turns, stopping, and more. A program for adults with special needs is also available.

  • Respect skate patrol and staff at all times.
  • Individuals displaying unacceptable behaviour may be asked to leave the program.
  • All programs are non-contact; gameplay, scrimmages, and hockey equipment/toys are not permitted.
  • Food & beverages are not permitted on the ice.
  • Only ice skates are permitted on the ice at all times.
  • Only approved skating aids are permitted on the ice (wheelchairs, EZ gliders).
  • Skate in the approved direction.
  • Do not carry children.
  • CSA-approved hockey helmet is strongly recommended for all ages.