Public Skates

A variety of public skates for all ages are offered seasonally for the community to enjoy and be active.

Public Skating Drop-In Schedule

A “hybrid model” is in place for recreation drop-in program admissions. This allows participants to continue to book time slots in advance for pre-registered drop-in public skates and drop-in hockey programs, or drop in to pre-register at Arena Reception if spots are still available.

Pre-register for programs at

Upcoming Weekend Public Skates

Mar 10 to 12
Fri/Sat/Sun – No public skates instead enjoy watching the Tri-City Female Hockey Tournament. Public.

Spring Break Public Skates – posted soon.

Mar 13 to 18 and Mar 20 to 26
Pre-register online up to 7 days in advance or up to 30 minutes prior to program start time at

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Spring Public Skate Schedule

Spring Break Public Skate Schedule

General Drop-in / Sign Up Guidelines:

  • Accounts required for all pre-registered drop-in skate programs and can be created at
  • Set up or login to your account to pre-register
  • Registration for pre-registered drop-in programs open one week in advance at 8 am and close 30 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 24hrs in advance to
  • No shows will be charged the single admission rate
  • Read Public Skate schedule for detailed age requirements and program information

Public Skate Check-in Process:

  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 and then check in with Attendant at Arena 3 entrance after equipment is on

Day of Drop-in Participants

  1. Check in at Arena Reception to register
    – Family Play and Skate max. 60 and Ring, Stick and Puck max. 24
  2. Arena Reception will open 15 minutes prior to skate 

Public Skate Information:

  • Check the Know Before You Go for updates
  • All participants must be on skates
  • Forward lap skating only and backwards and crossover zones offered at discretion of staff
  • Sticks and pucks not permitted during public skates, zones offered at discretion of staff
  • Wheelchairs and strollers permitted, helmet provided
  • Limited supply of skating aids for those who can’t independently skate, helmet required
  • No personally made skating aids permitted
  • External private lessons not permitted

Age Requirements

  • Children 7yrs and under must be accompanied on the ice by a guardian 16yrs+ on skates
  • Children 11yrs and under must wear a CSA hockey or boarding helmet, strongly recommended for new skaters; bike helmets not permitted
  • Playtime On Ice and Family Play and Skate designed for young children who are accompanied by a parent or guardian 16+yrs on skates
  • Additional age requirements outlined on above Public Skate schedule.

Admission and Rental Rates


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