Public skating finally back at Niagara Falls’ Gale Centre

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Published November 19, 2021 at 12:47 pm

It’s been a while but public skating is finally back at the Gale Centre on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 3:50 p.m. for the 2021-2022 season.

However, reservations must be made and can only be done online through the City’s new recreation booking site, http://Niagara Falls ACTIVE Net.

The city says space is limited each week to the first 75 skaters who register online.  If they follow COVID-19 protocols on distancing and masks, parents may watch young children from the stands.

The Gale Centre now accepts cash and debit payments at the customer service desk. The costs are:

  • Families $7 (up to five members)
  • Seniors $3
  • Students/Children $3
  • Adults $3.75
Proof of second vaccination and government-issued photo ID, or proof of exemption, are required to enter the Gale Centre, for those who are age 18 or older and age 12 or older but not skating
While face coverings are not required on the ice, they are required everywhere else in the building.

To help keep our public skating program safe and fun for everyone, skate patrollers will be on the ice each Sunday.  They are there to ensure the following:

  • Helmets are required for all participants age 15 and under (CSA approved hockey helmets are recommended)
  • No skating aids, chairs, sleds, pylons, hockey sticks, pucks or other potential obstructions are permitted   on the ice during public skates
  • No personal instruction is allowed during public skates
Skate sharpening and rental services are not available at this time. Skaters should come dressed to skate as change rooms and lockers may not be available until later in the season.
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