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City-operated arenas are now open, with the exception of St. James Civic Centre.

Proof of COVID-19 immunization is required to visit and participate in indoor programming at City-operated pools, fitness and leisure centres, and arenas.

Residents are encouraged to book public skating blocks prior to arriving, as there is no guarantee of available blocks for registration upon arrival. Blocks will be offered on a week-by-week basis and reservations can be made up to 10 p.m. the day before the pre-reserved time (space permitting). Every Thursday, another week of public skating blocks will be added to what’s available for registration.

Access to dressing rooms/showers may be limited.

Customers are asked to use the self-assessment symptom checklist at the time of pre-booking, and before entering the facilities. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter.

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Les arénas exploitées par la Ville sont désormais ouvertes, à l’exception de celui du centre municipal de St. James.

Depuis le 3 septembre 2021, il faut désormais une preuve d’immunisation contre la COVID-19 pour entrer dans les piscines, les centres de conditionnement physique, les centres de loisirs et les arénas que la Ville exploite, et pour participer aux programmes intérieurs qui y sont donnés.

On encourage les membres du public à réserver un bloc de patinage avant d’arriver aux installations, car il n’y aura pas nécessairement la place pour s’inscrire à l’improviste. Les blocs seront accessibles une semaine à la fois, et les membres du public pourront s’inscrire jusqu’à 22 h la veille, s’il y a la place. Chaque jeudi, on ajoutera une nouvelle semaine de blocs de patinage auxquels il sera possible de s’inscrire.

L’accès aux vestiaires et aux douches sera limité.

Les membres de la clientèle doivent lire la liste des symptômes et s’autoévaluer au moment de la réservation et avant d’entrer dans l’installation. Les personnes qui ont des symptômes de la COVID-19 ne seront pas admises.

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Public Skating

Schedule – Fall 2021

Arena Date & time

294 Bertrand St.

Tuesday, 6:45–7:45 pm, Sept 28–Dec 14

Saturday, 2–3 pm, Oct 2–Dec 18

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.

Sunday, 4–5 pm, Sept 19–Dec 19

Thursday, 5:30–6:30 pm, Sept 23–Dec 16

Cancelled Thursday, Sept 30 & Nov 11

1377 Clarence Ave.

Monday, 7:15–8:15 pm, Oct 18–Dec 13

Charlie Gardiner
799 Logan Ave.

Saturday, 12:30–1:30 pm, Oct 2–Dec 18

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.

Sunday, 2:15–3:15 pm, Sept 26–Dec 19

Wednesday, 6:45–7:45 pm, Sept 29–Dec 15

910 Maginot St.

Thursday, 6:30–7:30 pm, Oct 7–Dec 16

Cancelled Thursday, Nov 11

River East
1410 Rothesay St.

Friday, 5:45–6:45 pm, Oct 1–Dec 17

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.

Sunday, 3–4 pm, Sept 12–Dec 19

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.

Sunday, Noon–1 pm, Oct 3–Dec 19

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne's Rd.

Sunday, 12:30–1:30 pm, Sept 26–Dec 19

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.

Saturday, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Sept 25–Dec 18

Cancelled Saturday, Nov 27

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E

Saturday, 6:30–7:30 pm, Sept 25–Dec 18

Sunday, 1:30–2:30 pm, Sept 26–Dec 19

Booking Public Skating Blocks

Residents are encouraged to book public skating blocks prior to arriving at the facilities, as there is no guarantee of available blocks for registration upon arrival.

Capacity is limited to ensure physical distancing guidelines are maintained and following provincial guidelines. Individuals are asked to maintain a distance of at least two metres from every other individual who is not in their household and respect and follow the directional signage and floor markings. Customers are asked to use the self-assessment symptom checklist before entering the facility.

Please note: arena doors may be locked 15 minutes after the public skating block begins – please ensure you arrive on time.

Public Skating Rules

  • Face masks covering the mouth, nose and chin are to be worn at all times in City of Winnipeg facilities, including during participation in physical activity.
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of skaters on the ice at one time.
  • Skate only in the direction set by skate patrol.
  • No food or drinks allowed on the ice.
  • Training bars are to remain in the beginners’ area (note: no training bars provided).
  • Strollers, sleighs, hockey sticks and footwear (other than skates) are NOT allowed on the ice surface.
  • No throwing objects (elbow pad, gloves).
  • No piggyback skating (including parents carrying their child).
  • Penalty box, players’ benches are out of bounds.
  • No dangerous skating (i.e. tag, crack the whip, fast skating, weaving through traffic, backwards skating, spins or figure skating).
  • Cell phones are not to be used while skating, please leave the ice surface if you get a call.
  • We strongly recommend the use of a CSA-approved hockey helmet and cage for all ages.

Any persons violating these rules or behaving in a disorderly manner will be asked to leave the area.

Skating Lessons

  • The Learn to Skate program offers lessons with an emphasis on progressive skill development and fun.
  • Trained instructors teach skating skills using a variety of activities and games in a non-competitive environment.

View skating lessons in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure.

To participate in the Learn to Skate program, please note the following:

  • Sharpen hockey or figure skates prior to the start of lessons.
  • All children should wear mitts or gloves. Layers of warm clothing are recommended. Snow suits are appropriate for preschool-aged children.
  • Skate bars are not permitted.
  • A helmet is mandatory for all participants, including parents participating in Parent & Cub programs. A proper-fitting CSA approved helmet is recommended. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  • We strongly recommend that helmets be equipped with a cage.
  • Please note one parent is required for each child registered in Parent & Cub (1:1 ratio).
  • For all programs, only one parent/guardian per registered participant will be permitted to enter the facility.
  • Registration is not permitted after the start of the program.
  • To ensure enrollment in the correct level, please refer to the flow chart in the Leisure Guide Skating brochure. Withdrawals will be subject to Program Withdrawal Fee.
Last update: September 16, 2021

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