Proof of vaccination requirements

Patrons 12 and older are required to proof of vaccination and proof of identification when entering the arenas. Limited exemptions apply. Visit our website for more information about proof of vaccination.

Schedules, rentals and COVID-19 protocols

Please review important information below prior to your arrival.

Screening and contact tracing
  • All participants and spectators must screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arriving at the arenas
  • Use Ontario's screening tool or screening tool provided by your sport organization
  • Participants and spectators are required to provide their contact information to the event organizer
  • If you (or someone in your household) feel sick, please stay home

COVID-19 screening tool

Recreational (public) skating schedule

COVID-19 skating protocols

  • Proof of vaccination and proof of identification required for everyone 12 and older
  • Pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to your visit
  • Skates are first-come, first-serve, no registration required
  • Skaters under 12 must be supervised by an adult
  • Skaters under 10 must be supervised on ice by an adult
  • Masks are required at all times except on ice surface
  • Payment by cash or skating pass only

Holiday skating schedule

The holiday schedule runs from December 18 to January 2 and include free daily skating opportunities thanks to our generous community sponsors. Review the schedule for changes to our recreational skating times. View the online calendar or download a copy of the schedule.

Download the holiday skating schedule

Regular skating schedule

The regular skating schedule runs from November 1 to December 17 and January 3 to April 2. Visit our online calendar or view skating times listed below.

Cancelled skating dates
  • December 25, 26 - arena closed
  • January 1 - arena closed
  • January 28, 29, 30 - all skates cancelled
  • February 7 to 13 - all skates cancelled at The Plex
  • March 15 - adult skate cancelled at The Plex
Adult skate times
  • Tuesdays, 1 to 1:50pm, The Plex
  • Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:20am, The Plex
  • Thursdays, 10 to 10:50am, Southampton Coliseum
  • Fridays, 10 to 10:50am, The Plex

Figure skating is not permitted during adult skate times. Please join us for Open Figure Skate instead.

Parent and Tot skate times
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:20am, The Plex
  • Thursdays, 11am to 11:50pm, Southampton Coliseum
  • Fridays, 9 to 9:50am, The Plex
Public skate times
  • Saturdays, 12 to 1pm, The Plex
  • Sundays, 2:30 to 3:30pm, Southampton Coliseum
Open Figure skate times

Fridays, 7 to 8:20am, The Plex

Skating fees

Drop-in fees per skater (HST included)

  • Child, Student or Senior: $3.50
  • Adult: $4.75
  • Family: $7
  • Parent and Tot: $2 (per tot, parent skates for free)
  • Open Figure Skate: $10

Skating passes are available for purchase at the municipal office. They can be used for any skate during the 2021-2022 schedule.

  • Child, Student or Senior: $42.04
  • Adult: $56.95
  • Family: $83.94
  • Open Figure Skate: $50 (5 punch pass), $100 (10 punch pass)
Skating rules
  • Skaters under 10 must be directly supervised by an adult on the ice
  • Skaters under 12 must be supervised by an adult
  • No figure skating except during Open Figure Skate
  • No food or drink on the ice surface
  • No horseplay, tag, racing, rough play etc.
  • No throwing snow
  • No balls, pucks, sticks, chairs, pylons etc. on the ice surface
  • No use of electronic devices (including smartphones)
  • Skate helpers/assists are available for use
  • Strollers may be pushed by an experienced skater
  • Skate in the direction of all skaters
  • Skate guards must be worn in the front lobby areas
  • Use of a helmet is strongly recommended
  • Skates must be worn on the ice surface

Holiday skating schedule

The holiday schedule runs from December 20 to January 2 and will be posted in early December. 

Ice rentals

Availability

Use the links below for each arena to view ice availability. Ice rentals are not booked for less than 1 hour (50 minutes of skating time, plus a 10 minute flood).

How to book

  1. Review our COVID-19 Conditions of Use - Private Ice Rentals
  2. Email the Programs and Facilities Booking Coordinator or call 519-832-2008 ext. 131
  3. Complete and submit your Conditions of Use - Private Ice Rentals and Group Waiver. Review due dates below.
  4. Send a copy of the conditions of use to all participants in your group
  5. Review facility protocols and expectations prior to arrival
  6. The rental contract holder is responsible for contact tracing and screening of everyone in their group

Required paperwork

  1. COVID-19 Conditions of Use: This document must be signed by the person who holds the rental agreement. 
  2. Group Waiver: This document must be signed by the person who holds the rental agreement.
  3. Paperwork due dates:
    1. Rentals on Saturday, Sunday and Monday: due Thursday prior by 4:30pm
    2. Rentals on Tuesday to Friday: due 24 hours prior to rental time
    3. Rental will be cancelled if paperwork is not received by due date

The online forms will be automatically distributed to staff.

Rates

  • Prime time (after 5pm, weekends anytime): $164.02+HST per hour
  • Non prime time (weekdays before 5pm): $116.73+HST per hour
  • Last minute ice (booked within 24 hours): $70.88+HST per hour
  • Insurance: $5.09 per ice rental under 3 hours, per season rates are available for recurring bookings
COVID-19 facility protocols

Current protocols are based on Provincial regulations and subject to change at any time.

Proof of vaccination

Patrons 12 and older are required to proof of vaccination and proof of identification when entering the arenas. Limited exemptions apply. Visit our website for more information about proof of vaccination.

Face coverings or masks

  • Face coverings or masks are required in all areas of the facility except on the ice surface
  • Face coverings or masks are required until participants have their helmet on, ready to enter ice
  • Face coverings or masks may be temporarily removed to eat or drink

Participants

  • Can arrive in street clothes, get dressed and undressed in dressing rooms
  • Washrooms will be open in dressing rooms, showers are permitted
  • Absolutely no spitting, snorting or snotting on ice surface, players benches or dressing rooms
  • Absolutely no sharing of water bottles
  • Participants will return to dressing rooms when exiting ice
  • Masks are required in dressing rooms until helmets are on

Spectators, Parents, Caregivers

  • Spectators must screen and sign-in before entering the stands
  • Children must be under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Public washrooms are open
  • Masks are required at all times

Facility access

  • Groups will have 25 minutes to exit the dressing rooms after leaving the ice surface
  • Off-ice warm-ups or dryland training are not permitted inside the facility
  • Follow COVID-19 signage and protocols, and sanitize hands frequently
  • Access facilities through the main building entrances
  • All public areas of the facility are open

Food and drink

  • No shared food or drinks are permitted in dressing rooms or ice surface
  • Individual food or beverages are permitted
  • Masks may be removed temporarily to eat or drink. Patrons must be seated.
  • Water bottle fill stations are open
  • Do not leave garbage in benches, dressing rooms or stands. Deposit in garbage cans.

Locations

Both facilities offer:

  • Multi-purpose rooms and halls
  • Canteens
  • Off-season floor rentals

The Southampton Coliseum is also home to the Southampton Curling Club.