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 - See You in September. 

People of all ages can take to the ice during our public skating season which runs from September to March.  The Benson Centre has skating sessions designed for the young and the young at heart. Feel like putting those blades on and taking a glide?  Browse our PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE to find a time and place that works for you. Schedules and fees are subject to change. 


General Skating Fees
Children: $2.50
Adults: $3.00
 Senior Skating
The City of Cornwall offers free Senior Skating at the Benson Centre starting September 3, 2018.  The free skating
program runs on selected Mondays and Fridays, please browse our Senior Skating Schedule to find a time and place that works for you.  Dates and times are subject to change.
 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 selected Wednesday mornings.  Browse our Parent and Tot Skating Schedule to find a time and place that works for you.  Dates and times are subject to change.
Stick & Puck for Families (Under 14)
Please Note: Adults must be on ice with children

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


Benson Centre from outside in the summer

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.

NEW!!  Adult Stick & Puck (18+)
Wednesday Mornings

Benson Centre - Cost: $5.00/person

Click here to browse our Adult Stick and Puck Schedule

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).  

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


phone icon Contact Us

Clerk Security
800 7th Street West, Box 8, Cornwall ON, K6J 0A3
Phone: 613-938-9898 ext. 0
Map this location