Update from Thursday, February 2, 2023: The Ridge View Park outdoor ice rink is now open for the season! Enjoy the Ridge View ice rink from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The Mount Albert outdoor ice rink is not available at this time. Please see below for more information on EG's outdoor rinks.

The Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) offers a variety of skating programs such as public skating, shinny hockey, ticket ice and more! Our skating programs run on our two ice pads at the EG Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Road) in Sharon. We also maintain two outdoor ice surfaces during the winter months.

Free PA Day public skates

Join us at the EG Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Road) for a free PA Day public skate on the NewRoads Pad on Friday, February 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Indoor skating programs and pricing

Exclusion dates are subject to change. We suggest subscribing to this page to receive email updates on when new program information or program cancelations pop-up.

2023 Winter Skating Schedule - January 2 to April 23, 2023

2023 Drop-in Skating Schedule

Download and print your own copy of the schedule 

Exclusion dates for the Winter skating schedule

2023 Exclusion Dates

  • Sunday, January 1
  • Friday, January 27
  • Saturday, January 28
  • Sunday, January 29
  • Friday, February 3 - Only Senior Shinny will move to the Atlas Pad from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. 
  • Monday, February 20
  • Friday, February 24
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Sunday, February 26
  • Friday, April 7
  • Sunday, April 9
  • Monday, April 10

Skating program information

Review the programs below for information on pricing, ages and descriptions.

Parent and Tot (Adult 17+ and Tot 5 years and under)
This drop-in parent and tot skate is a slower-paced skate, which provides a safe environment for you and your child to learn the ropes of skating. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Pricing
  • $3 plus tax for adults (16 and older)
  • $2 for tots (5 and under)
  • Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.
Public Skate (All ages) 

This drop-in public skating program is a relaxed skate for all ages. This is a great way to spend time with family and friends while staying active. Skaters 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 17 plus older. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pricing
  • $3 plus tax for adults (16 and older)
  • $2 for children (15 and under, including preschool)
  • Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.
Adult Shinny Hockey (17 years and up)

The maximum number of participants is 20 skaters and two goalies. Helmets are required and full equipment is strongly recommended.

Drop-in shinny is a great way to play a quick game of pick-up hockey with friends and family. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Price

It costs $6 plus tax per skater and goalies play for free! You can also save money by buying a 10 visit Shinny card for $50 plus tax. See below for more details.

It costs $6 per person and goalies play for free!

 

It costs $6 per person and goalies play for free!

 

Senior Shinny Hockey (50 years and up)
The maximum number of participants is 20 skaters and two goalies. Helmets are required and full equipment is strongly recommended.

Drop-in shinny is a great way to play a quick game of pick-up hockey with friends and family. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Pricing

It costs $6 per person and goalies play for free! You can also save money by buying a 10 visit Shinny card for $50. See below for more details.

Youth Shinny (12 to 16 years)

The maximum number of participants is 20 skaters and two goalies. Helmets are required and full equipment is strongly recommended.

Drop-in shinny is a great way to play a quick game of pick-up hockey with friends and family. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pricing

It costs $5 per person and goalies play for free!

Stick and Puck (12 years and under)

The capacity limit for the stick and puck drop-in program is 30 people. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Helmets are required.

Our drop-in Stick & Puck program is a freestyle skate for children 12 and under to practice skating and shooting with their stick and puck (parent accompany is allowed). Ringette players are also welcome to join! Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pricing

It costs $5 per person.

Adult Skate (17 years and up)

Grab your skates and hit the ice for a 50-minute leisurely skate. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Pricing

It costs $3 plus tax per adult. Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.

Family Skate (All ages)

This drop-in public skating program is a relaxed skate for all ages. This is a great way to spend time with family and friends while staying active. Skaters 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 16 years and older. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Pricing
  • $3 plus tax for adults (16 and older)
  • $2 for children (15 and under, including preschool)
  • Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.
Ticket Ice (All ages) 

Our ticket ice program is for Skate Canada figure skaters of all ages to practice your skills at an affordable price. A Skate Canada Membership card/number is required for this program.

Pricing
  • $5 plus tax for adults
  • $5 for children

Active EG and Shinny Passes

Save money by purchasing one of our Active EG Passes or pay $3 each time you arrive to your drop-in program.

Active EG passes

Buy an Active EG Pass at the EG Sports Complex and take part in any one of our drop-in programs including some of our public skating programs. Be sure to check your skating program above to see if your Active EG Pass is accepted.

We offer two Active EG passes:

  • 10 visits for $25 plus tax
  • 20 visits for $45 plus tax
Shinny pass
Save money with a Shinny pass which are $50 plus tax for 10 visits, or pay $6 plus tax each time you arrive to the program. You can buy a Shinny pass at the Recreation Services Office at the EG Sports Complex.

Ice rentals

You can book ice time at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex in Sharon. Find out how to book your spot by visiting our Ice Rentals page. Contact our Recreation Services Office by email or, call us at (905)-478-3826 to check availability.

Outdoor skating rinks

Update from Thursday, February 2, 2023: The Ridge View Park outdoor ice rink is now open for the season! Enjoy the Ridge View ice rink from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The Mount Albert outdoor ice rink is not available at this time.

EG staff operate and maintain two outdoor ice rinks during the winter season. You can find one in Holland Landing at Ridge View Park and the other in Mount Albert at the Mount Albert Community Centre. Rinks are subject to weather conditions, and we encourage skaters to always wear helmets. Registration is not required, however skaters are asked to limit their ice time to 30 minutes to allow others to enjoy the ice.

Join a league

Check out our local hockey and skating clubs if you would like to take lessons or improve your skills.