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.

Indoor drop-in skating

 Spring drop in skating schedule (May 21 to June 29)

2023 Updated Spring Skating Schedule

2023 exclusion dates

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.

Spring Exclusion dates

  • Thursday, April 27 - only Youth Shinny will be cancelled
  • Friday, May 5 - only Senior Shinny will be cancelled due to a Free Skate from 1 to 3 p.m.!
  • Monday, May 22
  • Sunday, June 18 - only Youth Shinny will be cancelled due to Father's Day Skate 

Indoor skating program information

Review the programs below for information on pricing, ages and descriptions. Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

Parent and Tot Skate (adults 17 and up and tots 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.  

Ages

Adults 17 years and up and tots 5 years and under.

Pricing

  • $3.39 for adults (16 and older)
  • $2 for tots (5 and under)

Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Ages

Skaters 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 17 years and older.

Pricing

  • $3.39 for adults (16 and older)
  • $2 for children and older adults (children 12 years and under and older adult 50 years and up)

Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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 while staying active. No registration is required. Space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Ages

Skaters 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 17 years and older.

Pricing

  • $3.39 for adults (16 and older)
  • $2 for children and older adults (children 12 years and under and older adult 50 years and up)

Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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. 

Ages 

17 years and up.

Pricing

It costs $3 plus HST per adult and $2 for older adults (50 years and up). 

Active EG passes are eligible for this program. See below for more information.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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. 

Ages

17 years and up.

Pricing

It costs $6 plus HST (if applicable) per skater and goalies play for free!

You can also save money by buying a 10 visit Shinny card for $50 plus HST (if applicable). See below for more details.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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. 

Ages

50 years and up.

Pricing

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

You can also save money by buying a 10 visit Shinny card for $50. See below for more details.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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. 

Ages

12 to 16 years.

Pricing

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

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

Stick and Puck (12 years and under)

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

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.

Ages

12 years and under. Parent accompany is allowed.

Pricing

It costs $5 per skater.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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.

Ages

All ages

Pricing

It costs $5 per skater.

Please note, that we do not offer tap for debit and credit payments.

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. Check out our skating program above to see if your Active EG Pass is applicable.

We offer two Active EG passes:

  • 10 visits for $25 (plus HST if applicable)
  • 20 visits for $40 (plus HST if applicable)
Shinny Hockey Passes
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

East Gwillimbury’s two outdoor skating rinks, located at Mount Albert Community Centre Park and Ridge View Park are closed due to warm temperatures. Updates will be shared here once the rinks have opened.

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.