Skating

For a full list of what’s open, please visit caledon.ca/COVID

Re-opening Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to read these important details.

  Frequently Asked Questions
 
 What skating programs are running?

The following programs are being offered in select facilities

These skates must be pre-booked online and each patron attending must be registered individually to follow guidelines from public health officials.

All skates will operate at reduced capacity and controlled traffic flow to maintain physical distance. 

Have skating admission standards changed? 

Skating admission standards are outlined in the description of each skate. A parent/guardian of 16 years+ must accompany any skater 15 years of age or younger to ensure social distancing. Parent/guardians must complete screening and sign in upon arrival, those who are not skating are not required to pre-register. 

What safety measures are being implemented?

Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our participants and staff. These are some of the measures we are implementing with our programs:

  • Mask required until you enter the ice and immediately after you step off.
  • Social distancing measures are in place including directional signage.
  • Pre-booking protocols limiting skate capacities and cash handling
  • Increased cleaning of common touch points and equipment,
  • Limited access to building amenities.
How do I register for skating activities?

Registration for all activities is online. Visit Drop In Programs or Registration & General Information for details. 

Is parent/guardian participation required for lower level skating lessons?
For the safety of staff and participants, staff are unable to physically assist participants on the ice. A parent/guardian of 16 years+ must be prepared to participant in any Preschool Level 1 lessons to physically assist the participant on the ice. Parent/Guardian are required to wear properly fitted skates and a CSA approved helmet while on the ice. Parent/Guardian participation is not mandatory but is recommended as staff are unable to physically assist and skate aids will not be used. Please note: Parent/guardian will sign-in upon arrival and will not need to be pre-registered.
What can I expect when I arrive? 

Please come dressed to skate, benches will be available to put on skates. Changerooms are not available for public skates. Please bring your own water bottle, water fountains are closed. 

Mandatory screening is required before entering the facility. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your skate. Individuals must follow physical distancing guidelines at all times while in the building. Please review facility signage and follow guidelines and direction from staff. 

 Are masks required for skating programs?

Face coverings are required in all public spaces in accordance with Town of Caledon By-law 2020-47. They can be removed just before starting physical activity and are to be put back on immediately after; masks are required until entering the ice and are required immediately after exiting the ice. 

Can I bring my own skate aid?

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own skate aid. 

Why is there no group/family entry fee?
A group entry fee does not allow us to accurately track gathering size or individual information for contact tracing, therefore, each participant must register and pay individually.  

Is parent/guardian supervision required for children 15 years of age and under?

Parents/guardians of children 15 years of age and under must accompany a spectator to ensure protocol and social distancing is followed. Only 1 parent/guardian per participants to enter the facility. 
Parent/guardians will be asked to view the rink from designated viewing areas and must follow all protocols and social distance. 

Are spectators allowed?

No additional spectators are permitted. 

Select services and programs will resume based on direction from public health officials and when deemed safe to do so.  Online pre-registration is required for all programs and drop-in services. 

 Drop- in Skating Programs

The Town of Caledon offers a variety of drop-in activities including public skate, adult 55+ skate, parent and child skate and shinny options. 

Parent and Child Skates
Open leisure skate for, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Single bladed ice skates, CSA approved hockey helmet and full face cage/shield is strongly recommended for all public skaters. Arena admission guidelines must be followed. This recreational skate allows participants to use the arena freely while maintaining social distancing with other participants. A parent/guardian of 16 years+ must accompany any skater 15 years and younger to ensure social distancing. No hockey or figure skating permitted.  
 Public Skates
Open leisure skate for participants of all ages and ability. Skating admission guidelines must be followed. This recreational skate allows participants to use the arena freely while maintaining social distancing with other participants. A parent/guardian of 16 years+ must accompany any skater 15 years and younger to ensure social distancing. No hockey or figure skating permitted.
 Shinny Skates

Shinny skates are currently unavailable and will be phased in when it is safe to do so. 

CSA-approved hockey helmets and full face masks are strongly recommended. 

See Drop-in Programs for details on how to pre-register for your activity.

 Learn to Skate Programs

The Town of Caledon offers Learn to Skate programs for all ages, children, youth and adult. Lessons are available in private and group format and are offered in select arenas Town wide.

For the safety of staff and participants, staff are unable to physically assist participants on the ice. A parent/guardian of 16 years+ must be prepared to participant in any Preschool Level 1 lessons to physically assist the participant on the ice. Parent/Guardian are required to wear properly fitted skates and a CSA approved helmet while on the ice. Parent/Guardian participation is not mandatory but is recommended as staff are unable to physically assist and skate aids will not be used. Please note: Parent/guardian will sign-in upon arrival and will not need to be pre-registered.

 What to Wear
Participants must wear CSA- approved helmet and single blade skates prior to accessing the ice. Warm clothing consisting of a jacket, snow pants and gloves is recommended. 


See Registration and General Information for program details.