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Free Public & Family Skating in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and more

You can find lots of times and places to enjoy indoor skating in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and more – including several free skates each week! (This post was updated in October 2018; it includes both free and paid skating times for indoor rinks in the Greater Moncton Area, based on information available online from the various rinks and municipalities.)


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.

New for 2018-2019, there is a Parent & Tot skate at the Moncton Coliseum on Saturdays, and a public skate on Saturdays from 3:45-5:15pm; cost for each is $2.


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 3:15pm, 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.


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.


There are open public skates at the Petitcodiac arena on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm tp 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 rink 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!

Winter Fun In The Greater Moncton Area

2 thoughts on “Free Public & Family Skating in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and more

  1. Dominique November 7, 2018 at 12:58 am

    I was just wondering if helmets are required for public skating for ages over 18? Thank you

    • Jenna Morton November 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      Each municipality seems to have its own rules. It appears that in Moncton helmets are mandatory for all, Riverview and Dieppe it’s 12 and under, etc.

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