Drop-in Skating & Figure Skating

Drop-in Skating: Leisure skating for skaters of all abilities.

Drop-in Figure Skating: is for recreational figure skaters who wish to practice individual skating skills, freestyle and stroking elements. This time is not intended for beginner level skaters. Staff are on-site but instruction is not provided.

 

Please note that due to damage to the ice, skills that require picking the ice will not be allowed. For example, footwork jumps such as stag jumps, toe loops, flip and lutz jumps are not permitted.  If ice quality cannot be maintained the drop-in figure skating times may be in jeopardy.

 

Family Skate: Come out for a leisure skate with your family!  CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for people 17 and under and strongly recommended for beginner adults. "Family Skating" is only available when it appears on the schedule. See below for more information. 

Participants are asked to wear comfortable athletic attire while joining in drop-in activities.

  • KPE Staff has final say in determining appropriate clothing.
  • Warm clothing, including long sleeve shirts, is highly recommended.

Skate rentals and helmets are available for loan during drop-in skating and Family Skate times. Sorry, we only have adult sized skates. Children must provide their own. Please note  Skate Sharpening is closed for the fall and will return Monday January 8.

Skate Rentals: $3.00 + HST for U of T students and $5.00 +HST for non-U of T Students.

 

  • 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.
  • No figure skating moves (spins, jumps, etc.) outside of Figure Skating times. 
  • No racing, weaving in and out, or tag games.
  • During Family Skates, beginner skaters and children 12 and under must be accompanied on the ice by an adult wearing skates.

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

Varsity Arena, 299 Bloor Street West

*Enter off of the Varsity Centre Pavilion

  • All standard etiquette and rules apply.
  • "Family Skate" will appear on the schedule below when available.
  • Children 17 and under must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
  • All children under 12 and all beginner-level skaters must be accompanied on the ice by an adult wearing skates.
  • In order for children to be allowed on the ice they must be capable of standing in their skates - adults may assist them with skating.
  • One adult may supervise up to three children for Family Skate.
  • Review the access policies for Family programs prior to arrival to understand membership and day pass options.

 

Please note this schedule is subject to last minute changes. For the most up to date schedules please check our drop-in skating and figure skating listings at recreation.utoronto.ca by clicking the link and choosing the sport you are interested in. Recreational skating activities end in early April for the season.

Day     Time Location Program Notes
MONDAY        
  11:00am-1:00pm Varsity Arena coed skating  
  2:00pm-3:00pm Varsity Arena coed skating  
  3:00pm - 4:00pm Varsity Arena coed hockey  
WEDNESDAY        
  7:00pm - 8:0pam Varsity Arena coed skating  
THURSDAY        
  10:00am - 11:00am Varsity Arena coed figure skating cancelled Oct 10
  11:30m - 1:00pm Varsity Arena coed stick 'n' puck  
  1:00pm - 3:00pm Varsity Arena coed skating  
FRIDAY        
  11:00am - 12:00pm Varsity Arena women-only stick 'n' puck  
  12:00pm - 2:00pm Varsity Arena coed skating  
  2:00pm - 3:00pm Varsity Arena coed hockey  
SUNDAY        
  5:15pm - 7:00pm Varsity Arena coed family skate cancelled Oct 13
Drop-in Arena Anticipated Schedule October 14-December 7, 2019  
Start Time End Time Location Program Notes
MONDAY
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Varsity Arena coed skating cancelled Oct 14 & Nov 4
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Varsity Arena coed skating  cancelled Oct 14
3:00 PM 4:00 PM Varsity Arena coed hockey  cancelled Oct 14
WEDNESDAY
7:00 PM 8:00 PM Varsity Arena coed skating  
THURSDAY
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Varsity Arena coed figure skating cancelled Nov 7 & Nov 14
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Varsity Arena coed stick 'n' puck cancelled Oct 24, Nov 7 & Nov 14
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Varsity Arena coed skating cancelled Nov 7 & Nov 14
FRIDAY
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Varsity Arena women-only stick 'n' puck cancelled Dec 6
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Varsity Arena coed skating cancelled Dec 6
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Varsity Arena coed hockey cancelled Dec 6
SUNDAY
5:15 PM 7:00 PM Varsity Arena coed family skate  
        updated Oct 3