City of Belleville, 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville ON K8N 4V8 Tel: 613-966-4632 TTY: 613-771-9781 Fax: 613-967-3207 prgeneral@city.belleville.on.ca

Public and Family Skating Programs (Power Skating, Learn to Skate, Public Skating, Lessons)

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Recreational Skating Programs

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CITY OF BELLEVILLE RECREATIONAL SKATING PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS AS PER THE ONTARIO RECREATION FACILITIES ASSOCIATION, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE FOLLOWED WHEN PARTICIPATING IN THESE PROGRAMS.

Publlic Skating

The City of Belleville and the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre are committed to providing safe and enjoyable recreational experiences for all.  Our goal is to provide a variety of high quality activities and programs that are inclusive, and where all people have equal opportunity to
participate regardless of age, ability, or income.

Mobility assistive devices are permitted on the ice and should use the perimeter of the ice (near the boards). Wheels must be cleaned to remove any sand or salt. Occupants should wear a CSA approved helmet and be accompanied by a skater over the age of 16. For the most positive experience, we recommend attending a “Family or Adult Skates” where the maximum numbers are capped at 50 participants. For
accommodation requests or inquiries, please call 613-966-4632 or email prgeneral@city.belleville.on.ca

FAMILY SKATES:
This is a drop-in recreational skating program for those who wish to practice their skating skills on a less busy ice surface. All skaters must follow the “Public Skating Code of Conduct”. (Maximum of 50 skaters will be permitted)

  • CSA Approved helmets are MANDATORY for all family skate participants
  • CSA Approved Skate aids will be permitted

ADULT PUBLIC SKATES:
This is a drop-in leisure skating program for adults (16+). This program is not suitable for those who wish to figure skate or speed skate. All
skaters must follow the “Public Skating Code of Conduct”.

  • CSA Approved Skate aids will be permitted

PUBLIC SKATES:
This is a drop-in recreational skating program. Skating Aids cannot be permitted during these times due to safety issues. Ice Monitor staff will be present and rules must be obeyed. (Maximum of 160 skaters will be permitted)

Public Skating Code of Conduct:
All patrons who participate in public skates must
respect the following rules:

  • The use of CSA approved helmets are strongly recommended
  • Children under 10 years must be supervised by a guardian over 16 years of age
  • All participants are required to wear skates on the ice – no other footwear is permitted
  • No food or drink permitted on the ice
  • Skate in the same direction as the other skaters (no weaving in & out of other skaters)
  • All skaters are to conduct themselves appropriately at all times
  • No horseplay/games/tag, etc.
  • No unruly behaviour or profanity
  • No skating backwards
  • No figure skating manoeuvres
  • No erratic/excessive speed skating
  • No balls, pucks, chairs, pylons, strollers, Toboggans, hockey sticks, or any other item that might interfere with the safety of another
    skater are to be used while skating
  • No headsets, cell phones or hand held electronic devices are to be used while skating
  • No carrying of children is permitted
  • No sitting or climbing over boards
  • Report all accidents/injuries to skate patrol staff
  • Please respect, listen to, and follow instructions from the skate patrol staff at all times

ADULT (16+) & SENIOR (50+) SHINNY HOCKEY:
This is a drop-in program for those who wish to participate in shinny hockey. ALL players must sign-in at the Customer Service Desk.

Adult & Senior Shinny Code of Conduct:

  • CSA approved helmets are MANDATORY
  • Full hockey equipment is recommended
  • All levels of hockey are welcome in this recreational program
  • Body checking is not permitted
  • Lifting or slap shots are not permitted
  • Respect fellow players
  • Fair and even shift play is required

FAMILY & YOUTH SHINNY HOCKEY:
This is an inclusive drop-in program for those who wish to participate in shinny hockey. All participants must wear their coloured band (to
receive upon payment).

Family & Youth Shinny Code of Conduct:

  • CSA approved helmets and full hockey gear is MANDATORY
  • All levels of hockey are welcome in this recreational, non-competitive program
  • More experienced players are expected to treat all participants in a positive manner
  • Body checking is forbidden
  • Lifting or slap shots are not permitted
  • Avoid aggressive play
  • Passing to teammates is required – sharing the puck will be enforced
  • Respect fellow players
  • Shifts will be monitored by the staff person to ensure fair and equal playing time for all
  • Everyone must listen to the instructions of the on-ice staff person

 

FIGURE SKATING PRACTICE

For registered, insured FIGURE SKATERS and their COACHES, we offer a practice session.  Coaches must be with their skaters to ensure
safety on the ice.

Figure Skating Code of Conduct

  • Maximum 15 skaters on the ice
  • Coaches must cooperate with routines and music
  • No lifts, throws, or jumps should be performed during this practice time

 

Schedules (for all of these programs): Please check the monthly skating schedules at: www.qswc.ca, visit the Customer Service
desk, or call 613-966-4632

Please note the Skating schedule is updated on a monthly basis and is subject to change.

In order to help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, if you use mobility devices and would like to attend public skating times
please contact 613-966-4632 or email prgeneral@city.belleville.on.ca to discuss how we can assist in making your recreational
experience a positive one!

Assumption of Risk: Skaters are deemed to have knowledge of and assume the inherent risks involved with ice skating. These include,
but are not limited to: a) injuries from collisions or contact with other individuals on the ice surface, b) injuries from falls, and c) injuries from pucks, sticks, and other hockey equipment that may cause injury during routine activities to the sport.

AS PER THE ONTARIO RECREATION FACILITIES ASSOCIATION, THESE RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED WHEN PARTICIPATING IN THESE PROGRAMS.


Recreational Skating Programs

Skates

 

Public Skating: 

The City of Belleville is very excited to offer our Public Skating Program.

Cost: Only $3.00/person or purchase a 10-pack visit for only $25.00 (and you can use the gymnasium, go swimming or use the workout studio with these passes).

 

Please note the Public Skating schedule is updated on a monthly basis and is subject to change.

HELMETS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE ON THE ICE.  Reminder: Please leave valuables at home.

Family/ Parent & Tot Skate:

This is a drop-in recreational skating program for parents and their children. Skaters share the ice with adult skates. Family skaters must adhere to Public Skating Rules. Skating Aids will be permitted during these times ONLY. Helmets are mandatory for everyone on the ice for the program.
Cost: $3.00 per skater or purchase a 10-pack for $25.00.

Senior Shinny Hockey (50+): 

This is a drop-in program for those seniors who wish to participate in shinny hockey. Full equipment is recommended. Helmets are mandatory.  Cost: $5.50/session

Adult Shinny Hockey (18+):

This is a drop-in program for those adults who wish to participate in shinny hockey. Full hockey equipment is recommended. Helmets are mandatory. Cost: $5.50/session

Youth/Family Shinny Hockey: 

This is a drop-in program for youth and families who wish to participate in shinny hockey. Full hockey equipment is required.
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY.
Cost: $5.50/session or 10 pack for $55.00 (includes HST)

Adult Public Skating:

This is a leisure skating program for adults 18 years old and above. This is not suitable for those who wish to figure or speed skate.  HELMETS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS PROGRAM. Tickets must be purchased at the Recreation, Culture & Community Services Office.  Cost: $3.00/person/skate

Figure Skating Practice:

For registered, insured FIGURE SKATERS and their COACHES, we offer a practice session. Coaches must be with their skaters to ensure safety on the ice by following these rules: Maximum 15 skaters on the ice, coaches cooperate with routines and music, no lifts, throws, or jumps should be performed during this practice time.
Cost: $5.50/session or 10 pack for $55.00 (includes HST)


Power Skating & Learn to Skate Programs

For a complete list of all programs available: 

Download: Skating Schedule  Spring & Summer 2018 Playbook City of Belleville Learn to Skate Little Girl 2018 Skating Instructors