Drop-In Hockey & Stick 'n Puck

Stick 'n Puck: Beginners can practice using a hockey stick and puck on the ice. Sticks are not provided. Organized games or practices will not be permitted.

Women-only Stick 'n Puck: This program is open to female students and members to improve their stick handling skills. Friendly staff is on-site to answer questions and provide instruction. Please note: These spaces will be held as women only for the first 30 minutes. If there are no participants, or at the request of the women participants, at the 30 minute mark the spaces will continue as co-ed spaces.

Drop-in Hockey:  A drop-in session for students and members of all abilities to enjoy an informal game of hockey.

NOTE: 

  • Stick n' Puck Fall Program begins September 15!
  • Women-only Stick n' Puck + Drop In Hockey - Coming Soon!
  • Covid Stage 3 Max Capacity = 20 participants/ session
  • Please note: all Drop-In schedules are subject to change. Check the program registration page via links below for the most up to date schedule and available time slots.

SIGN-UP REQUIRED

This program now requires registration to participate, please sign up in advance to reserve your time slot. Registration is FREE for incidental fee-paying students enrolled in Fall courses at U of T.

REGISTER FOR A TIME SLOT USING THE LINKS BELOW

VACCINATION & SCREENING REQUIRED

In line with recommendations from public health authorities, participants must be fully vaccinated – 2 doses +14 days - by September 22, 2021 and complete a pre-visit screening form on the day of your visit before using our facilities.  The pre-screening tool will be available online and printed copies will also available at check-in if you do not have access to the online form. Please be ready to present your completed form (digital/mobile or print copy) when you check-in.

Please read the latest update on our safety protocols.


Location(s)

Varsity Centre Arena (299 Bloor St. W)

Eligibility

Students: Fall 2021 students paying incidental fees can access this programming at no additional cost. 

Members: Anyone who has a Fall 2021 one- or four-month membership. 

Current Programming

  • Beginners can practice using a hockey stick and puck on the ice
  • Register here!
  • Coming Soon!
  • Coming Soon!

 

 Schedule & Important Information

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
           
           
        12:15-1 p.m. (VC Stick n' Puck)  
        1:15-2 p.m. (VC Stick n' Puck)  
           
           
4:15-5 p.m. (VC Stick n' Puck)          

 

  • Skate rentals and helmets are available for loan during Stick 'n Puck times for a fee of $3.00 +HST for U of T students and $5.00 +HST for non-U of T Students. Skate sharpening is available for a fee $5.00 + HST for UofT students and $8.00+HST for non-UofT students. 
  • Participants are asked to wear comfortable athletic attire while joining in drop-in activities
  • Drop-in Hockey: Full Equipment, including CSA approved helmet and full face mask is required
  • Stick 'n Puck: Participants must wear a CSA approved helmet and bring their own stick

Stick 'n Puck:

  • Participants must stay clear of the ice until the Zamboni doors are closed
  • Participants must clear the ice at the end of scheduled time or as directed by arena monitor
  • No food, drinks, or gum on the ice
  • Pick-up games are not permitted
  • No slap shots on the boards or the nets and the puck must remain on the ice at all times
  • Hockey stick blade should not leave the ice surface
  • Body checking or engaging in aggressive play is not permitted

Drop-in Hockey:

  • Participants must stay clear of the ice until the Zamboni doors are closed
  • Participants must clear the ice at the end of scheduled time or as directed by arena monitor
  • No food, drinks, or gum on the ice

Please review the Varsity Centre Arena Rights and Responsibilities before participating in drop-in programs.