Skating and Shinny

The Town of New Tecumseth has skating and shinny times available for you to enjoy.

Indoor Ice Skating

New Tecumseth offers a variety of skating activities for all ages and abilities. Participation in the scheduled activities is on a first come, first serve basis.

Holiday Ice Activities 

Holiday Ice Activities are scheduled at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre and the Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre. View scheduled activities

Skating and Shinny Schedules 

View drop-in ice activities that are scheduled in Alliston and Tottenham. We encourage you to visit often as additional ice activities may be added to the schedule when possible and on PA Days and holidays.

 Indoor Ice Activity Guidelines

Ice activities have been scheduled to provide a safe, fun, recreational environment for all participants.

  • Payment for ice activities will be accepted 60 minutes prior to the activity start time.
  • A wristband will be issued to all participants at time of payment and must be fastened to the participants wrist as you may be asked at any time during your activity to present proof of payment. If you do not provide proof of payment, you may be asked to exit the ice and be refused future ice time.
  • Identification may be requested to verify age at time of payment. Upon age verification, staff may note the verification on your recreation account for future reference.
  • At all times play must be adjusted to the skill level of all participants on the ice surface.
  • All ice activities are programmed for recreational use only, not to be used for coaching/instructional/training/organized team use.
  • CSA approved skate assists, sledges and wheelchairs are permitted on ice during open skate times.
  • No strollers, chairs, or street shoes permitted on the ice at any time.
  • Skates are required to be worn on the ice surface during all scheduled ice activities.
  • Helmets are strongly recommended during all ice activities.
  • CSA approved helmets and hockey gloves are mandatory for all shinny hockey times. Full equipment is recommended. See specific shinny guidelines.
  • A supervising parent/guardian must remain onsite within the viewable ice area with any child 9 years of age or younger. Children without a parent/guardian onsite will be declined entry.
  • Children 10 years of age and older can participate without adult supervision.
  • A parent/guardian must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Participants that have not paid or are not adhering to the guidelines will be asked to leave the ice surface or the facility, without a refund.
  • Entry is granted on a first come first served basis.
  • The Public Respect & Responsibility Policy will be enforced and all incidents will be reported and followed up with which may result in you being asked to vacate the facility without a refund and future visits may be affected. . Please respect all members of the public and staff at all times. 

 

Ice Capacity

 At any given time, the number of skaters on the ice may be limited due to the following restrictions: 

  • “Skating” options – max 60 people per time/ per monitor, up to a maximum 180 persons.
  • “Shinny” options – max 20 people per time + 2 goalies or 4 with a rotation.

Shinny Guidelines 

  • Full hockey equipment is recommended during any shinny program.
  • At a minimum, all Shinny players must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet and hockey gloves.
  • Nets will be on the ice.
  • Shinny fees apply to all shinny players according to their age.
  • Goalies are admitted free of charge up to a maximum of 4 per time frame.
  • Recommended age categories are detailed to keep the game safe, fair, and fun for all players on the ice.
  • Play must be adjusted to the skill level of all players on the ice surface.
  • Unless indicated, skate aids and assisted learn to skate equipment is NOT permitted during Shinny times.
  • The Public Respect & Responsibility Policy will be enforced and all incidents will be reported and followed up with which may result in you being asked to vacate the facility without a refund and future visits may be affected. . Please respect all members of the public and staff at all times. 

Outdoor Rink

The outdoor rink is situated along side the Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre in Tottenham. 

Outdoor Rink Hours of Operation 

Weather permitted the Outdoor Rink is open daily at 9:00am. 

The rink may be closed at any time conditions are deemed unsafe or weather is a factor. 

Outdoor Rink Guidelines 

•Public Skating and Pond Hockey are free activities on the Outdoor Rink.
•A maximum of 50 participants will be permitted on the ice at any given time. Please rotate skaters for pond hockey.
•Participants will be granted access on a first come, first serve basis adhering to the posted outdoor rink schedule.
•Dressing rooms are closed. 
•Outdoor washroom will be open and available for use.
•Please note, the outdoor rink will be monitored to ensure participant numbers are not exceeded.
•CSA approved helmets are mandatory during all pond hockey times and all ice times for minors (Under 18yrs).
•Sticks and pucks are not permitted during public skate times.
•Those not following the above guidelines will be asked to leave and may be denied reentry for the remainder of the season.
•To book ice time during the allocated times please email: rentals@newtecumseth.ca
•Pond Hockey: Sticks and pucks are permitted during these set times. Play fair and with all skill levels of participants on the ice. Please follow the age limits noted on the schedule. Adult not permitted on the ice during Child or Youth Pond Hockey times. Please attend during Family Pond Hockey time.
•Rentals: Ice is closed to the public during this time. If there are no scheduled rentals public skating will be available to the public. However after 8:15pm Adult Pond Hockey will be available to the public. Ice bookings will not be updated online and could change at any time.
•ICE FLOODS: are not always scheduled and will occur at the discretion of staff on duty. Floods are not guaranteed before pond hockey or public skating times.
•Outdoor rink may be closed without notice due to unsafe or poor weather conditions.
•Please report injuries or incidents to staff on duty or call Customer Service staff at 705-435-3900 option 2.
•Use of alcohol or drugs is prohibited and will be reported to the police.
It is recommended to check the Town of New Tecumseth website or to call Client Services at 705-435-3900 option 2, before you visit the facility to receive ice rink closure information. Always remember to scan the QR code on the schedules prior to arriving to skate.

Outdoor Rink Rentals 

Email rentals to rent the outdoor rink. 

 Outdoor Rink Schedule - Winter Schedule 

2024 Winter Outdoor Rink Schedule

This schedule is subject to change as weather changes. Please call ahead during fluctuating temperatures for the outdoor rink status. Call 705-435-3900 option 2 to contact Client Services staff. 
The outdoor rink may be rented during the specified times noted on the schedule. 

PA Day's 

We strive to add additional ice activities to the schedule for each of our community recreation centres on PA Day's where possible. Please visit the Drop In Ice Activity details to view times by location, date and time. 

Skating Entry Fees  

Age

Fees

Adults (18+)

$4.75

Older adults (60+) $3.75

Child/Youth (5 to 17)

$3.75

Preschool children (up to 4 years)

$1.50

Family (maximum 5 participants - 2 adults, 3 children)

$13.25

Holiday Skate (during designated holiday skate times)             

$2.25

Adult (18+) 6 month Skate Pass

$61.00

Older Adult (60+) 6 month Skate Pass $49.50
Child/Youth (0-17) 6 month Skate Pass $49.50
Family - maximum 5 participants (2 adults, 3 children) 6 month Skate Pass $173.00

Shinny

Shinny is an informal fun game of hockey that's open to any member of the community. You must wear full hockey equipment and a CSA approved helmet. No organized coaching is allowed during scheduled recreational ice times.

Shinny Entry Fees

Age

Fees

Adults (18+) $7.25

Older Adult (60+) 

$6.25

Minor (0-17yrs)

$6.25

Holiday Shinny (during designated holiday shinny times)

$4.75

Adult (18+) 6 month Shinny Pass

$93.00

Older Adult (60+) 6 month Shinny Pass $75.00
Minor (0-17) 6 month Shinny Pass $75.00

Booking Ice in New Tecumseth

To view available ice and submit a rental request please visit the Facility Rental page