Holiday Public Skating
Participants are asked to obey the following rules to ensure a safe and pleasant skating experience:
• Respect staff at all times. When the whistle sounds, listen to and follow staff instructions.
• Report all accidents or injuries to staff immediately.
• Children ten years of age and under must wear a protective CSA approved helmet with a screen during skating sessions. It is strongly recommended that all skaters wear a helmet on the ice.
• Only persons with skates shall be permitted on the ice surface.
• The middle of the ice surface is reserved for children and less confident skaters.
• Skate at a sensible and safe speed in the same direction as other skaters.
• Pucks or sticks are reserved for Shinny Hockey sessions and are not permitted during skating sessions.
• Wearing full hockey equipment is not permitted on the ice surface during regular public skating. Children may wear full hockey gear for designated Parent & Tot shinny hockey only.
• Skate guards must be worn in unmated areas throughout the facility.
• Skating backwards is not permitted during any Public Skates.
• Users of City facilities are personally responsible for ensuring that they are fit to participate in physical activities. Anyone with a condition affecting his/her ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions to ensure his/her own safety and is encouraged to be accompanied by an adult who is knowledgeable about their condition.
The following activities are not permitted on the ice at any time; such behaviour could result in immediate removal from the facility.
• Carrying children (including baby carriers).
• The use of headsets, cell phones or hand-held electronic devices.
• Food and drinks.
• Rough play, speed and figure skating and multiplayer games (i.e. tag and races), foul language or inappropriate behaviour.
Wheelchairs and skating aids
• Skating supports, chairs, sleds, strollers, and pylons are not permitted on the ice surface during public skating sessions.
• Wheelchairs are permitted during Family and Public Skating sessions, with the accompaniment of a responsible person age 16 or older with skates on.
• CSA approved helmets are required for wheelchair occupants over 12 months.
• Wheels must be cleaned off sand and salt prior to entering the ice surface to ensure the safety of skaters.
• Wheelchair users are asked to use the perimeter of the ice closest to the boards.