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Public Skating - Including Outdoor Rinks

2022-2023 Skating Schedule 

Municipal Outdoor Community Operated Ice Rinks 

Outdoor Rink Update:

Please note that due to the weather all outdoor rinks at this time are not operational. Outdoor rink operations are weather dependent and based on volunteer availability. The following outdoor rinks currently have volunteers and will be up and running when the weather permits: 

Paul Rozon Memorial Park (Williamstown)

Empey Poirier Park (Glendale Subdivsion)

Martintown Community Park

Smithfield Park

Jack Danaher Park (Bainsville) 

North Lancaster 

Family Day - 2023 Public Skating 

Township of South Glengarry – The Parks and Recreation Department will offer Public Skating opportunities on Monday February 20 for Family Day.


Public Skate Schedule for Monday February 20, 2023:

Char-Lan Recreation Centre: 19740 John Street, Williamstown


2:00pm-3:30pm – Public Skate

3:30pm-4:30pm – Stick & Puck (under 12 years old)

4:30pm-5:30pm -Stick & Puck (over 13 years old)

Schedules are subject to change.


Skating may also be available at a variety of Outdoor Community Operated Ice Rinks throughout the municipality.  For a complete listing of Rink locations and further details visit our Public Skating Information page. 


For further details regarding Public Skating, email our Recreation Coordinator


Public Skate

Sunday 12pm-1pm

Friday 4pm - 5pm


Public Skate Rules

People of all ages can take to the ice during our public skating season which runs from September to March. The Char-Lan Recreation Centre offers a leisurely skate at your own pace with no pucks or nets on the ice. Public Skating is free on behalf of the Township of South Glengarry.

  • Skates are mandatory for anyone entering the ice surface.
  • Food, drinks, and cellphones/electronics/headsets are not permitted on the ice surface.
  • Individuals are not allowed on the ice during flooding.
  • Carrying infants and/or children is prohibited.
  • Skate at a safe speed in the same direction as other skaters
  • Skaters are not allowed on the ice during flooding.
  • Rough play, speed or figure skating, foul language, inappropriate behaviour and multiplayer games (i.e. tag and races) will not be permitted
  • Items that may cause a safety concern to other skaters are not permitted. Items may include balls, pucks, sticks, pylons, strollers or chairs.


Stick & Puck Rules

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. 

All public skating rules apply in addition to the rules below.

Youth includes ages 5 to 14.

  • Youth must be supervised by an adult at all times. Adult to child ratio is 1 to 2.
  • Youth must wear full hockey equipment.
  • Parents/Guardian must wear a helmet, gloves, and skates.
  • Individuals are not permitted on the ice during flooding.
  • Slap shots are not permitted. Youth/Adult will be asked to leave ice surface if this is not followed.
  • Hockey games or practices are not permitted


Beginner Skate
Tuesday 10am - 11am
55+ Skate
Tuesday 9am - 10am

Thursday 9am - 10:30am

55+ Shinny
Tuesday 11am - 12pm

Thursday 10:30am - 11:30am

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