How lucky are we to have several local rinks for FREE indoor skating? This post highlights times available at indoor skating rinks in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, Petitcodiac, Hillsborough, and Shediac; we’ve included some paid options, too. Most rinks open after Thanksgiving weekend and remain open until March or April; check the source links to confirm for the ice rink you want to visit!
A reminder these are only times at the indoor ice rinks; there are also lots of outdoor skating rinks and ovals that will be open to the public, too. We also remind you that this list is based on information available on municipal websites and social media accounts; please double check the source links for updates and details on where helmets are required, etc. (This post was updated October 2019.)
FREE SKATING BY THE WEEK
- Monday: Centennial Arena preschoolers 9:45-10:45am; Hillsborough 10am-11am; Riverview parent & tot 1:30-2:20pm
- Tuesday: Centennial Arena preschoolers with sticks 9:45-10:45am; Riverview 12&under 3:15-4:15pm
- Wednesday: AJL Centre 1:30-3pm; Riverview 18&under 3:30-4:45pm
- Thursday: Centennial Arena preschoolers 9:45-10:45
- Friday: Superior Propane Centre 10am-11am; Crossman Community Centre Kay Arena 10:15am-11:15am & 3:30pm-4:30pm *unless there are tournament bookings; please check the schedule; Centennial Arena preschoolers with sticks 9:45-10:45am; Centennial Arena 3-4:30pm; Riverview 12&under 4pm-5:15pm
- Sunday: Centennial Arena, 1-2pm; AJL Centre 2-3pm; Petitcodiac 1pm-2:30pm free for six and under; adults $3, students $2.
FREE & PUBLIC SKATING BY LOCATION
The Superior Propane Centre (55 Russ Howard Drive) offers Parent & Tot skating Monday through Friday from 10am to 11am, and on Sundays from 9:45am to 10:45am. Cost is $2; admission is free on Fridays, but check the schedule to make sure the session hasn’t been cancelled because of a tournament.
Public skating at the Superior Propane Centre are held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and Sundays from 11:45am to 12:45pm. Cost for each session is $2.
Parents & Tots can skate at the Crossman Community Centre Kay Arena (99 Wynwood Drive) Mondays, Wednesdays, and most Fridays from 10:15am to 11:15am. Skating on Fridays is free, but check the schedule, as some sessions are cancelled because of tournaments. There is also a free public skate (pending tournament cancellation) on Fridays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Public skates, $2 admission, are also held on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30pm to 4pm.
Parents & Tots skate free at the Byron Dobson rink in Riverview on weekdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Free child skating sessions for those 12 years old and under are held on Tuesdays from 3:15pm to 4:15pm and Fridays from 4pm to 5:15pm. Youth, ages 18 and under, skate free on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:45pm. The rink has public staking on Saturdays from 3:45pm to 5:15pm and on Sundays from 2:30pm to 4pm; cost is $2 adult, $1 child.
Watch for special schedules during Christmas and March Break!
There are lots of opportunities to skate for free until mid-March. At the AJL Centre, family sessions are held Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3pm, and Sundays from 2pm to 3pm.
At the Centennial Arena, families skate free on Fridays from 3pm to 4:30pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 2pm. Preschoolers skate free on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:45am to 10:45pm; a preschoolers with sticks session is held Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:45am to 10:45pm.
There will be special schedules during Christmas and March Break, as well.
*Not confirmed for 2019/2020 yet* Free family skating sessions are held at the Shediac Festival Arena on Mondays from 9:30am to 10:30am, on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 10:30am and from 3pm to 3:50pm, Fridays from 9:30am until 10:30am, and on Saturdays from 6:35pm to 7:35pm.
You can skate each weekday lunch hour at Sackville’s Civic Centre (12pm to 1:30pm) and Sundays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
There are open public skates at the Petitcodiac arena on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm, and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Sunday open skate (from 1pm to 2:30pm) costs $3 for adults, $2 for students, and children six and under are free.
On Monday, preschoolers enjoy a free skate at the Hillsborough Arena between 10am and 11am. There are public skating sessions on Fridays from 8pm to 9pm, on Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm and from 8pm to 9pm, and on Sundays from 2:15pm to 3:15pm. Skating sessions are $2/person or $5/family.
For details on outdoor skating options, visit our Winter Fun Round Up! (will be updated January 2020)