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A provincial State of Emergency and stay-at-home order are in effect for all of Ontario. 

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COVID-19 Update:  All Town recreational indoor facilities are closed to the public. 

Indoor Skating Programs and Arena Ice Rentals 
Indoor skating programs and arena ice rentals at the Ajax Community Centre and Village Arena noted below are cancelled/closed until further notice. Check back for updates.

Outdoor Skating Programs
Outdoor skating programs at Pat Bayly Square will continue to run with pre-registration and adhering to all Public Health Guidelines for Durham Region residents only.  

Please Note: First 3 hours of registration is open to Ajax residents only. Non-Ajax, Durham Region residents can register beginning at 12 p.m. (noon).

Resident restrictions apply. All participants 18 years and older must bring photo ID to verify Ajax or Durham Region residency. ID will be cross-referenced to the address on ActiveAjax. 

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

Safely enjoy outdoor skating with family and friends!

Masks are mandatory on and off the ice.  

Call 365-885-3848 to check rink status before heading out to skate. Registrants will not receive cancellation notification by phone or email. 

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.

Skating Schedule

Available 7 days a week!

Please Note: Regular skating schedule will be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check up-to-date program offerings in 'How to Register' below.

Skating times are the same from Monday to Sunday:

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Note: Tuesdays and Thursdays - Older Adult 55+ Only

4 – 5 p.m.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

12 – 1 p.m. 

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

7:45 – 9 p.m.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

 

How to Register

Pre-registration online is required for all skating programs.

Registration opens online every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday - Thursday.  

Please Note: First 3 hours of registration is open to Ajax residents only. Non-Ajax, Durham Region residents can register beginning at 12 p.m. (noon). 

Resident restrictions apply. All participants 18 years and older must bring photo ID to verify Ajax or Durham Region residency. ID will be cross-referenced to the address on ActiveAjax.

Register Now
Don't miss out! Secure your spot! Pre-registration is required and limited program capacities are in place.

Reminders

Reminders:

  • Only patrons who are in good health should register for skating.
  • Capacity is limited and skaters should only skate with members of their own household.
  • Participants are encouraged to park in the north parking lot at the Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.).
  • All pre-registered appointments will be honoured for 20 minutes beyond scheduled start time. 
  • Helmets not required but highly recommended.
  • No one is permitted on the ice without skates.
  • Inclement weather may result in cancellations or delays for snow clearing.
  • Skating is only permitted during scheduled hours.
  • Washrooms for urgent need will be available. 
  • There are no in/out building privileges. It is recommended that participants arrive dressed in skating attire, with the exception of wearing skates. 
  • Be respectful of staff and other patrons by practicing social and physical distancing, while in the building and on the ice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive for my skating time and where do I go when I arrive?

Please arrive 10 minutes before start time to allow for check-in and health screening. Upon arrival, please line up outside the building to be checked in. 

Please leave the premises immediately after leaving the ice and removing skates.

What if I am unable to attend my pre-registered time slot?

As space is limited and these programs are popular, if you are unable to attend your pre-registered program time or wish to make a change please email ActiveAjax@ajax.ca or call:

Audley Recreation Centre 905-427-2468
McLean Community Centre 905-428-7711
Ajax Community Centre at 905-427-8811

By contacting us we can cancel your booking and free up your spot for others to enjoy. Overbooking of skate times is not permitted.  Please only book times you plan to attend. Attendance will be monitored.

Where will I put on my skates?
Patrons will use outside benches to put skates on.
Are change rooms available?
No.
What skating aids are permitted?

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.

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

Indoor Skating - Ajax Community Centre (75 Centennial Rd.) - Closed

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

A mask must be worn at all times while participating in a Town skating program (includes on-ice activities). 

Please Note: Regular skating schedule will be disrupted due to holidays, special events, or programs. Check up-to-date program offerings in 'How to Register' below.

 Regular Skating Schedule
  Public Skating Parent & Tot Adult Stick & Puck Adult Skate
Monday   2:30-3:20 p.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
   
Tuesday     9:30-10:20 a.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
10:45-11:35 a.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
Wednesday 6:15-7:05 p.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
     
Thursday     9:30-10:20 a.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
10:45-11:35 a.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
Friday        
Saturday 12-12:50 p.m.
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 4)
     
Sunday

1:45-2:35 p.m.* AND 
3-3:50 p.m.*
Ajax Community Centre
(Pad 3)

*Only available until January 10, 2021. Excluding December 27, 2020.

     

How to Register

Pre-registration online is required for all skating programs.

Registration opens online every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday - Thursday.

Online registration can be done through ACTIVE Ajax and requires credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX).

Register Now
Don't miss out! Secure your spot! Pre-registration is required and limited program capacities are in place.

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, 2020.

Drop-in Type Rate

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 will take place at the Ajax Community Centre (ACC), Pad 4 (excluding Public Skates scheduled on Sundays until December 27, 2020 which will take place on Pad 3).
  • Please leave one empty space in between cars in the parking lot.
  • 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.

Some regular skating programs will be disrupted due to holidays, special events or programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive from 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.
Children under 3 yrs of age are free.  Do I still have to register them online?
Yes. In order to control participation numbers all patrons who wish to skate must be registered online.
What if I do not have a credit card?
Contact the Customer Service Desk at the Ajax Community Centre for assistance. Contact information is below.

Contact Information

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

Public Skating

A leisure skate for everyone.

Adult Skate

A leisure skate for adults aged 18 yrs and older. Unsupervised.

Parent & Tot Skate

Leisure skate for parents with children aged 5yrs and younger. Parents must accompany their children on the ice wearing skates.

Adult Shinny Hockey

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, this program is currently not being offered.

A pay-as-you play program for adults 18yrs+. Two Goalies play for free. Referees not provided. Unsupervised.

Adult Stick & Puck

Practice the fundamentals of hockey, shooting, passing and stick handling. Unsupervised. Scrimmages and goalies not permitted.

Ladies Shinny Hockey

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, this program is currently not being offered.
A pay-as you-play program for women 18yrs+. Two goalies play for free. Referees not provided. Unsupervised.

Adult Sledge Shinny Hockey

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, this program is currently not being offered.
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 but the coaches name and telephone number are required to complete the online registration process. Those wishing to purchase a 10-pass can call the Ajax Community Centre.

New! Pre-registration online is required for all skating programs, including Ticket Ice skaters.

Registration opens online every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the upcoming Friday - Thursday.

Online registration can be done through ACTIVE Ajax and requires credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX)

Register Now

Ajax Community Centre - Pad 3 - Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. 

Some dates will be disrupted due to holidays, special events or programs.

 Skate Memberships

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

  • Use of Town of Ajax arenas during designated times - Ajax Community Centre and Village Arena
  • 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

Three ice pads (Pads 3 & 4 at the Ajax Community Centre and Village Arena) are now open for ice user groups (only available to community youth ice groups only with PSO/NSO return to play protocols in place).

For any specific questions regarding the above, call the Facility Booking Office at 905-619-2529, ext. 7200 or email facilitybookings@ajax.ca.

Locations and Contact Information

Ajax Community Centre Arena - Closed

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.