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Public Skating - Including Outdoor Rinks

2023-2024 Skating Schedule: All Skate Programs will run until March 29th, 2024

Municipal Outdoor Community Operated Ice Rinks 

Outdoor Rink Update:

Outdoor rink operations are weather dependent and based on volunteer availability. The Township currently has outdoor rink facilities at the following locations

Paul Rozon Memorial Park (Williamstown)

Empey Poirier Park (Glendale Subdivsion)

Martintown Community Park

Smithfield Park

Jack Danaher Park (Bainsville) 

North Lancaster 

Public Skate

Sunday 12pm-1pm

Friday 4pm - 5pm

Additional Skate: February 25th 12:30pm-1:30pm

Public Skate(Cancellation Dates) : March 24th, 2024.


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

Beginner Skate

55+ Skate
Tuesday 9am - 10am

Thursday 9am - 10:30am

55+ Skate

55+ Shinny
Tuesday 11am - 12pm

Thursday 10:30am - 11:30am

55+ Shinny

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