NEW! Enjoy lunchtime skates every Monday until December 17, 2018. For just a toonie, skate from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Benson Centre. All ages welcome!


Come out and skate for enjoyment, or work on your skills! Public skates are typically held at the Benson Centre various times throughout the week. Ice skating is a favourite Canadian pastime and the City of Cornwall offers a variety of public skate sessions for all ages.

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.

 Regular Public Skating
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 here for the 2018 - 2019 Public Skating Schedule
 Senior Skating
Free Senior Skating returns to the Benson Centre starting September 3, 2018.  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 here for the Free Senior Skating Schedule
 Parent and Tot Skating
The City of Cornwall Planning, Development & Recreation Department is offering a FREE Parent & Tot Skate session at the Benson Centre on Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.  Dates and times are subject to change.

Click Here for the Free Parent and Tot Skating Schedule
Stick & Puck Programs
Benson Centre from outside in the summerStick & Puck for Families (U14)
Please Note: Adults must be on ice with children

Tickets will only be sold 1/2 hour prior to ice time.

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.

Please Click Here for Stick & Puck Schedule   (Check back often as dates and times are subject to change)

NEW!!  Adult Stick & Puck (18+)

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Benson Centre - Cost: $5.00/person

Need more ice time?  Stick & Puck is an informal skate for players who want to work on the fundamentals of hockey, get some exercise and have some fun on the ice in a casual environment. Stick & Puck is skill development for skaters and shooters. At minimum skates, gloves and helmets must be worn by all participants regardless of age. (CSA approved hockey helmet required).  

Click here for Adult Stick & Puck Schedule

For additional information on public skating, please contact the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898.


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Norma Lefebvre
Facility Rental Clerk
100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-938-9898 ext. 4011
F.: 613-938-8855
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