Indoor Skating Programs 

Ajax Community Centre - 75 Centennial Rd. - Opening January 31!
Registration Not Required. Capacity limits apply.

Outdoor Skating 

Outdoor skating is available at the following locations:

Refrigerated Ice Surface - Registration Not Required
Pat Bayly Square - 55 Bayly St. W. 

Natural Ice Rinks - Non-Refrigerated Ice Surface - Registration Not Required
McLean Community Centre - 95 Magill Dr. - Closed
Audley Recreation Centre - 1955 Audley Rd. N. - Closed
Rotary Park - 177 Lake Driveway W. - Coming Soon!
Carruthers Marsh Pavilion - 55 Ashbury Blvd. - Coming Soon!

 Indoor Skating - Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.) - Opening January 31!

Safely enjoy one of our skating programs with family and friends!

Please Note:

  • Masks must be worn in all Town of Ajax recreation facilities
  • Masks may be removed while on the ice surface provided physical distancing is maintained
  • Masks must be on before leaving the ice surface
  • Masks are recommended at all times
  • Please bring a replacement mask in the event that your mask gets soiled or wet

Proof of Vaccination Required to Enter TOA Recreation Facilities - Find Out More

A COVID-19 Screening Survey is required to be completed prior to each visit. 
COVID-19 Screening Survey

Regular Skating Schedule

Please Note: Regular skating schedule will be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs.

 

Public Skate

Parent & Tot

Adult Stick & Puck

Adult Skate Adult Shinny

Ladies Shinny

Sledge Hockey

Ticket Ice

Monday

 

10 - 11 a.m. (Pad 2)

         

 

Tuesday

    9 - 10:30 a.m. (Pad 1) 10:30 - 11:50 a.m. (Pad 1) 12 - 1:20 p.m. (Pad 1)    

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Pad 2)

Wednesday

4:30 - 6:20 p.m.

(Pad 1)

2 - 3 p.m. (Pad 2)       10 - 11:30 a.m. (Pad 2)    
Thursday     9 - 10:30 a.m. (Pad 1) 10:30 - 11:50 a.m. (Pad 1) 12 - 1:20 p.m. (Pad 1)      
Friday

6:30 - 8:20 p.m.

(Pad 1)

          9 - 10:30 a.m. (Pad 1) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Pad 2)
 Public Skate
A leisure skate for everyone.
Parent & Tot
Leisure skate for parents with children aged 5yrs and younger. Parents must accompany their children on the ice wearing skates.
Adult Stick & Puck
Practice the fundamentals of hockey, shooting, passing and stick handling. Unsupervised. Scrimmages and goalies not permitted.
Adult Skate
A leisure skate for adults aged 18 yrs and older. Unsupervised. 
Adult Shinny Hockey
A pay-as-you play program for adults 18yrs+. Two Goalies play for free. Referees not provided. Unsupervised.
Ladies Shinny Hockey
A pay-as you-play program for women 18yrs+. Two goalies play for free. Referees not provided. Unsupervised.
Sledge Hockey
Sledge Hockey is an exciting sport for people with physical disabilities. The sledges can be specially adapted to meet the needs of each player. Sledges Available.
Ticket Ice
This is a pay-as-you-go program designed for figure skating practice only. You must be a Skate Canada member and accompanied by a Skate Canada Coach.

Fee for skaters is $10.97 (including tax). Admission is free for coaches accompanying their skaters. Those wishing to purchase a 10-pass can call the Ajax Community Centre.
 Drop-In Rates

All fees are contained in the Town's Fee Schedule approved each year by Town Council. 

Fees listed below include HST and are effective January 1 to December 31, 2022.

Drop-in TypeRate

Single Rate

Book of 10

Public Skate 

Youth/Seniors 65+

$2.35

$19.30

 

Adult 18+

$4.25

$36.25

 

3 yrs & under

Free with a

paying adult

 
 

Group Skate 
(min 1 adult & 4 children, Max. 2 adults & 3 children)

$12.10

 

Shinny

Youth/Seniors 65+

$3.70

 
 

Adult 18+

$6.60

 

Stick & Puck

Adult 18+

$4.25

 

Ticket Ice

 

$10.97

 
Reminders

Reminders:

  • All skating programs take place at the Ajax Community Centre (ACC).
  • Only patrons who are in good health should register for a skating program.
  • Patrons must bring their own filled water bottle.  Water fountains will not be available.
  • Gender neutral washrooms for urgent need will be available. Limited to one person at a time and will be disinfected regularly.
    • Users must sanitize their hands outside the washroom before entering and wash hands thoroughly after use of the washroom.
  • There are no in/out privileges.
  • Only one spectator per child is allowed, up to a maximum of 25 spectators.
  • Be respectful of the arena staff and other patrons by practicing social and physical distancing, while in the facility and on the ice.
Frequently Asked Questions
 What time should I arrive for my skating program?
Patrons will be granted entry to the rink a maximum of 10 minutes before the schedule skate program and must exit immediately after leaving the ice and removing skates.
Where will I put on my skates?
Chairs will be provided in the arena lobby to tie skates.
Are change rooms available?
No. 
 Contact Information

Call 905-427-8811:

Monday & Friday – 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday – 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Outdoor Skating - Refrigerated Ice Surface - Pat Bayly Square (55 Bayly St. W.) - Open

Safely enjoy free outdoor skating (refrigerated ice surface) with family and friends Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.! No pre-registration required. 

Call 365-885-3848 to check rink status before heading out to skate.

Please Note: All skaters at Pat Bayly Square must maintain a physical distance of six feet to those not in their household at all times. The Town is strongly recommending that masks or cloth face coverings be worn on and off the ice surface and masks are mandatory while in the building. Indoor washroom access will be available, however, change rooms are closed and skaters should come ready to skate. 

Ice-making and maintenance are weather-dependent and mechanical issues could arise. Circumstances can make it a challenge to communicate well in advance, and are beyond our control. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Reminders
  • Only patrons who are in good health should skate.
  • Skaters must maintain a physical distance of six feet to those not in their household at all times.
  • It is strongly recommending that masks or cloth face coverings be worn on and off the ice surface and masks are mandatory while in the building.
  • Indoor washroom access will be available.
  • Change rooms are closed and skaters should come ready to skate.
  • Participants are encouraged to park in the north parking lot at the Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.).
  • Helmets not required but highly recommended.
  • Inclement weather may result in cancellations or delays for snow clearing.
  • Skating is only permitted during scheduled hours.
  • Only certified skating aids are permitted on the ice. You must bring your own. The use of strollers, chairs or other non-certified skating aids is not allowed.
Rink Rules
  • Skating on the ice is done at your own risk.
  • Skate in the direction or flow of the other patrons.
  • Children 10 and under must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian 16 years of age or older.
  • Hockey/ringette is not permitted on the ice.
  • No one is permitted on the ice without skates.
  • Food & beverages are not permitted on the ice.
  • Smoking/vaping is prohibited.
  • No dogs or pets on the ice.
  • The Town of Ajax is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Please refrain from the following on the ice surface:
  • Tag, horseplay, spraying or throwing of snow/ice.
  • Backward, figure skating or speed skating
  • Use of strollers, chairs or other non-certified skating aids.
  • Carrying babies or children.
  • Use of hockey sticks, pucks, nets or other sporting equipment.
  • Entering the ice surface while it is being flooded.
Contact Information 
Call 365-885-3848 to check rink status before heading out to skate.  

Outdoor Skating - Natural Ice Rinks - Closed

Please Note: Outdoor natural ice rinks are currently closed. The rinks require flooding and leveling due to the recent heavy snowfall. Staff are working to have them operational, but expect it will take some time to complete. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.

Safely enjoy free outdoor skating (non-refrigerated ice surface) with family and friends Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., weather permitting. No pre-registration required. 

Please Note: All skaters must maintain a physical distance of six feet to those not in their household at all times. The Town is strongly recommending that masks or cloth face coverings be worn on and off the ice.

Natural ice rinks are available at the following locations:

McLean Community Centre - 95 Magill Dr. 
Audley Recreation Centre - 1955 Audley Rd. N. 
Rotary Park - 177 Lake Driveway W. - Coming Soon!
Carruthers Marsh Pavilion - 55 Ashbury Blvd. - Coming Soon!

Rink Rules 
  • Children 10 and under must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older.
  • No hockey, ringette or other team sports are permitted on the ice and skaters must maintain a two-metre distance from people outside their household.
  • Helmets not required but highly recommended.
  • Stay off rink during inclement or mild weather.
  • Skating is only permitted during scheduled hours.
  • Use the rink at your own risk. You voluntarily assume all risk. The Town of Ajax does not accept responsibility for any related risks or injuries.
  • Only certified skating aids are permitted on the ice. You must bring your own. The use of strollers, chairs or other non-certified skating aids is not allowed.
  • Be respectful of other patrons by practicing social and physical distancing, while around and on the ice.
Contact Information

Call or email (ActiveAjax@ajax.ca):

McLean Community Centre – 905-428-7711

Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Ajax Community Centre – 905-427-8811  

Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Audley Recreation Centre - 905-427-2468

Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Indoor Skating - Indoor Skating Programs Cancelled 

Pat Bayly Square and our natural ice rinks remains are open for outdoor skating.

Proof of Vaccination Required to Enter TOA Recreation Facilities - Find Out More

A COVID-19 Screening Survey is required to be completed prior to each visit. 
COVID-19 Screening Survey

Contact Information

For inquires call 905-427-8811 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Skate Memberships

The Town of Ajax offers skate memberships at an affordable price, including:

  • Use of Town of Ajax arenas during designated times - Ajax Community Centre and Village Arena (where applicable)
  • Includes unlimited Swimming during designated times at all 4 pools - Ajax Community Centre, McLean Community Centre, Audley Recreation Centre and Ajax Memorial Pool (outdoor - open from late June to early September)

Arena Rentals

For ice rental requests call the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca.

Locations and Contact Information

Ajax Community Centre Arena

75 Centennial Road, L1S 4S4

Phone: 905-427-8811

 

Pat Bayly Square

55 Bayly St. W.

Phone: 905-427-8811

 

Village Arena - Closed

100 Church Street N, L1T 2W4

Note: Village Arena is a cash-only facility.

 

Visit our Rent a Facility page for more information.

Safety and Accessibility

For your safety, please do not skate on ponds and other open bodies of water in parks.

 

Public Skate, Adult Skate and Parent & Tot: Helmets not required but highly recommended. CSA approved skating aids are permitted.

 

Adult Shinny, Ladies Shinny and Adult Sledge Hockey: Full hockey equipment is required.

 

Adult Stick & Puck: CSA approved hockey helmet is required.