Public Skates

Welcome to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. A variety of Public Skates are offered year and holiday season for the community to enjoy and be active.

Public Skating Drop-In Schedule

Pre-Registered Drop-in Information:

A “hybrid model” is in place for recreation program admissions. This allows participants to continue to book time slots in advance for pre-registered drop-in programs including Public Skates, as well as drop in if spots are still available.

Fall: September to December
Winter: January to March
Spring: March 28 to June 12
Summer: August 2 to Sep 2

Public Skating Schedule

Aug 2 – Sep 1, 2022

General Drop-in / Sign Up Guidelines:

  • Accounts required for all pre-registered drop-in programs and can be created at
  • Set up or login to your account to save your spot ahead of time
  • Registration for pre-registered drop-in programs open one week in advance at 8 am and close 60 mins prior to activity start time, either online or by calling 604-927-PLAY (7529)
  • Ensure each participant is registered including Tot (0 to 4yrs) are Super Senior (80+yrs)
  • Rentals can be purchased at time of registration ($3.47 skate and $2.35 helmet)
  • Registrations are non-transferable
  • Participants may withdraw from a drop-inactivity 24 hours prior to start time
  • Cancellations can be made online (min 24 hours notice required), by phone at 604.927.PLAY (7529) or email
  • No shows will be charged the single admission rate
  • Participants must be 8yrs and older to skate on their own

Public Skate Check-in process:
Pre-Registered Drop-in Participants

  1. Pre-Registered customer with their own equipment check in with Attendant at Arena 3 entrance
  2. Pre-Registered and pre-paid rental customers proceed directly to skate shop
  3. Check in with Attendant at Arena 3 entrance after equipment is on

Day of Drop-in Participants

  1. Check in at Arena Reception to see if spots are still available (Maximum participants: Public Skates max. 125, Family Play and Skate max. 50 and Ring, Stick and Puck max. 24)
  2. Sign in at Arena Reception will open 15 mins prior to skate start time

Public Skate and Facility Information:

  • Check the Know Before You Go for public health and facility updates
  • All participants must be on skates
  • Wheelchairs and strollers permitted, helmet provided
  • Lap skating only
  • Limited supply of skating aids for those who can’t independently skate
  • No personally made skating aids permitted

General Skate Rules

  • CSA-approved hockey or snowboard helmets are recommended and mandatory for children 11 years and under; strongly recommended for new skaters
  • Bicycle helmets are not permitted for any ice sessions
  • Children 7 years and under must be accompanied on the ice by a person 16 years or older on skates
  • No sticks or pucks during public skating sessions, unless authorized at the discretion of staff in a designated area

Admission and Rental Rates


2150 Wilson Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 6J5
Facility: 604.927.7970
Programs/registration: 604.927.PLAY (7529)