Come out and skate for enjoyment or work on your skills!
Public skates are typically held at the Benson Centre at various times throughout the week.
Below you will find the schedules for the different public skates that are available. You can also use our Events Calendar to see upcoming skate times and dates.
Ice skating is a favourite Canadian passtime and the City of Cornwall offers a variety of public skate sessions for all ages.
For additional information on public skates, please contact the Benson Centre at (613) 938-9898.
In addition to public skating, residents can also take advantage of the outdoor rinks that are established in the community (weather permitting).
To find out more about the outdoor rinks, please click here.
Stick & Puck Family Skate Benson Centre - Cost: $5.00/person
Please Note: Adults must be on ice with children
Stick & Puck Updated Schedule as of December 1 - See Schedule Below
Need more ice time? Work on the fundamentals of hockey and improve your skills. The Stick & Puck program is designed to enable skaters in full hockey gear, the opportunity to work on passing, puck control and skating drills. An adult or coach must accompany all youth on the ice (Adult to Child ratio: 1 to 2). Full hockey equipment mandatory for all youth, helmets mandatory for adults.
Rules and Regulations - Cost $5.00/person (youth and adults) Youth must be (mandatory) accompanied by an Adult 18+ on the ice at all times. Youth must wear (mandatory) full hockey equipment. Parents/Guardian must wear (mandatory) skates and helmet. Food or Drinks are not permitted on the ice surface Individuals are not permitted on the ice during flooding. Slap shots are not permitted. Youth/Adult will be asked to leave ice surface. Headsets, cell phones or hand held electronic devices are not permitted on the ice surface. No games allowed.
Regular Public Skating
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Public skating is offered on Sunday afternoons from 12:45 - 2:15 p.m., Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., please check the schedules often as schedules are subject to change. Public Skating cost is $2.50 for children and $3.00 for adults. Click on link below for public skating schedule.
Mondays and Fridays
Free Senior Skating returns to the Benson Centre starting September 7, 2015. The free skating program runs on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Senior Skate is compliments of the City of Cornwall. Dates and times are subject to change. Click on link below for Senior Skating Schedule.
Parent and Tot Skating
**Please Note New Start Time 9:30 a.m.
The City of Cornwall Planning, Development & Recreation Department is offering a FREE Parent & Tot Skate session at the Benson Centre on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Dates and times are subject to change.
P.A. Day Public Skating
Public skating is now available on scheduled P.A. Days for the various local school boards. Please note the dates and times for the upcoming P.A. Day Skates. Regular prices in effect. Children: $2.50 Adults $3.00
Friday January 27, 2017 - 12:00 Noon on Pad # 2
Thursday February 2, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. on Pad # 1