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Welland Arenas

All public skating takes place at the Jack Ballantyne Memorial (Youth) Arena, 501 King Street, unless otherwise noted.

ALERTS & CANCELLATIONS: Arena-related alerts and cancellation can be found at www.welland.ca

ARENA RENTALS: Arena rental information can be found at www.welland.ca

Public Skating

Save on regular public skating rates by purchasing a public skate punch card valid for 10 skates.

Fees Single Admission Punch Card
 Children under age 14 $2.75 $15
 Adult $3.75 $25

 

Admission Standards

  • Children 12 years of age and under must wear a CSA-approved helmet. A face cage is recommended.
  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied to the skate by a responsible person 16 yrs or older who must maintain visual contact throughout the skate.
  • Bicycle helmets are not permitted.
  • Adults are encouraged (but not required) to wear a CSA approved helmet
  • Individuals with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by another individual knowledgeable about their condition(s) and responsible for their direct supervision.
  • The City does not provide skates or skate rentals. Only skate aids provided by the City are permitted on the ice.

 

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2022 Public Skating Times

  • Saturday Public Skating 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday Public Skating 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • PA Day Skates 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Free for children 14 and under)
  • Family Day Free Skate 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Free with a donation of a non-perishable food item) **Main Arena
  • March Break Skate 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Free for everyone) **Main Arena

 

Early skater learning aids are available free of charge at public skating and indoor skating events. Recommended for children ages two and up, skate trainers support the child, encouraging instant success on the ice and improving balance and control while fostering proper skating posture. Please note:

  • ID is required to secure early skater learning aids
  • Parent or guardian supervision is required.
  • A helmet with a cage is recommended for the child. Helmets are also available to borrow at the sign-in table.

To create a safe ‘Learn to Skate’ area, an ice bumper, pictured right, will be in place for all public skate times.

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Everyone should be able to enjoy the feeling of gliding on the ice in our arenas. We have purchased two Specialty Assistive Sleds to allow those who are unable to skate to safely enjoy the ice with an adult friend and/or guardian. Each Specialty Assistive Sled comes with:

  • Custom high back with wrap around sides and chest strap
  • Adjustable Headrest
  • Adjustable leg support
  • Telescoping Nose
  • Push Handle

This device can be booked free of charge in one and a half hour blocks during any of our Public Skate events. Please refer to the Public Skating calendar for available dates and times. Simply call 905-735-1700 x4000 to book. The person booking must be 18 years of age or older and provide the name of the person(s) who they will be assisting in using the sled. Those booking the assistive sled must be able to safely place and remove the person they are pushing in the sled. The person booking must confirm that they will be with the device and the person they are assisting at all times.

All Ages SK8

Skate for fun and exercise. Meet your friends each week at the Welland Main Arena. Helmets are required for safety reasons. Purchase a punch card at the Wellness Complex service counter to participate.

Single Admission: Resident $3.50/Non-resident $4.00
Punch Card 20 Visits: Resident $50.85/Non-resident $56.50

DAY WINTER SESSION TIME
Monday* January 3 to March 21 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wednesday January 5 to March 23 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

*Cancellation: February 21


Shinny Hockey – 50 Plus

Must have CSA-approved equipment. A punch card is required to access this program and can be purchased at the Wellness Complex service counter.

Single Admission: Resident $3.50/Non-resident $4.00
Punch Card 20 Visits: Resident $50.85/Non-resident $56.50

DAY WINTER SESSION TIME
Monday* January 3 to March 21 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday January 5 to March 23 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

*Cancellation: February 21


Social distancing is in effect
Looking for a place to skate outdoors this winter? We have several locations where families can enjoy skating outdoors (Ice surfaces are weather permitting):

Rinks maintained by city staff

* No Volunteers – Rinks without volunteers may not be maintained and most likely will not be suitable for skating. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for one of the below rinks, please contact: pw@welland.ca or call 905-735-1700 Ext. 3000

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