Drop-In Hockey & Stick 'n Puck


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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.

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

NOTE: 

  • 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. Arena programs (are seasonal programs) at Varsity Centre will return Fall 2022. 

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 Winter courses at U of T.

RETURNING FALL 2022!

Location(s):

Varsity Centre Arena (299 Bloor St. W)


Eligibility:

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

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


Current Programming:

  • Beginners can practice using a hockey stick and puck on the ice
  • Program will return Fall 2022
  • Please read important rules & etiquette information posted at base of page
  • Program will return Fall 2022

Schedule & Important Information:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
             
      12:10 - 1 p.m. (Stick n Puck) 12:10 - 1 p.m. (Stick n Puck)    
        1:10 - 2 p.m. (Hockey)    
4:10-5 p.m. (Hockey)            
             
             

 

Upcoming adjustments to this drop-in schedule will be listed below:

  • 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:

  • Full Equipment, including CSA approved helmet and full face mask is required (helmet, face mask, hockey gloves, elbow pads and shin pads)
  • Sharing of equipment between two players in the same game is not permitted. Pads are to be worn under clothing. A mouth guard, pants and a jock are strongly recommend
  • Goalies should be protected with proper fitting equipment. Goalies must wear a C.S.A. approved helmet, throat protector, and mask, gloves, gut pad, arm and shoulder pads and leg pads
  • A player must play the puck and not another player. Deliberate body checking shall not be allowed. This shall include boarding, charging, elbowing, punching, and interference in front of the goal
  • Players are not permitted to use a slapshot
  • 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.