The covered outdoor Jim Tubman skating rink at the Canterbury Community Centre (2185 Arch street) is open as of November 16, 2021. The schedule to the end of December is below. The schedule can also be found on the City of Ottawa website https://ottawa.ca/en/jim-tubman-chevrolet-rink#schedule. Schedule changes will be posted there. It is also an accessible version if you use a screen reader as the schedule below is an image.
Helmets required for kids under ten
Children aged 10 and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet at all City arenas in order to be allowed on the ice.
CSA-certified hockey helmets:
- Provide optimal protection from head injury during on-ice activities.
- Are designed to provide multi-impact protection from multiple directions.
- Are strongly recommended for everyone participating in on-ice activities at all types of rinks.
Public skating rules
Please follow the rules to ensure everyone has a safe and pleasant skating experience.
- Respect staff at all times.
- When the whistle sounds, listen to and follow staff instructions.
- Immediately report any accidents or injuries to staff.
- All skaters 10 years and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet. We recommend that all skaters wear a helmet. Bicycle, ski and snowsport helmets are not permitted.
- Skaters with medical conditions requiring a modified or specialized helmet are welcome.
- Only people wearing skates are permitted on rink.
- Skate forwards and backwards at a sensible and safe speed in the same direction as other skaters.
- The middle of the ice surface is reserved for children and less confident skaters.
- Hockey pucks and sticks are not permitted during skating sessions.
- During supervised skating sessions, children seven years and under must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years or older.
- You are personally responsible for ensuring that you can participate in physical activities.
- Anyone with a condition affecting their ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions. They should be accompanied by an adult who understands their condition.
Activities not permitted
The following activities are not permitted on the ice. You could be asked to leave the facility if you do them.
- Carrying children (including baby carriers)
- Using headsets, cell phones or hand-held electronics
- Bringing food or drinks on the ice
- Rough play and multiplayer games (such as tag and races)
- Coaching (including virtual)
- Figure skating
- Power skating
- Speed skating
- Foul language or inappropriate behaviour
Wheelchairs, strollers and skating aids
- E-Z gliders are permitted as a skating aid during family and public skating.
- Babies must be safely secured in their strollers.
- Clean sand and salt off wheels before going on the ice.
- CSA-approved helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants over 12 months.
- Wheelchairs and strollers should stay in the perimeter of the ice near the boards.
Ice cleaning and maintenance
Public skating sessions may be reduced to maintain and clean the ice. Staff are responsible for safe ice conditions and will make final decisions.