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Following the latest recommendations from the Government of the Northwest Territories, Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO), the City of Yellowknife (the City) is pleased to announce the reopening of City facilities and select programming. Effective Saturday, January 22, 2022, facilities will begin opening to the public. Opening hours may differ and additional restrictions will remain in place in line with OCPHO orders. 

See the latest City facilities schedule below:

Fieldhouse

Indoor track will be open for use during regular operating hours from Saturday, January 22, 2022. Indoor fields are available for family/household rentals only (no mixing of households permitted pursuant to OCPHO).  

Multiplex

Ice times are available for family/household rentals only (no mixing of households permitted pursuant to OCPHO) from Saturday, January 22, 2022, during regular operating hours.

Programs

Select City programming will resume but high-risk activities continue to be suspended.

The Ruth Inch Memorial Pool and Yellowknife Community Arena remain closed at this time.

 Masks or facial coverings are mandatory on Yellowknife Public Transit, and in all indoor City facilities as directed by the OCPHO. Screening, proof of vaccination, physical distancing and capacity restrictions remain in place. 

The City's top priorities remain public and staff safety and residents are encouraged to follow all public health orders and guidelines issued by the OCPHO.  For the latest City information on COVID-19, visit www.yellowknife.ca/covid-19.

Types of Public Skating:

Public Skate

Leisurely skate for all ages

Parent & Tot Skate

Slower-paced skate designated for parents with toddlers

Adult Skate

Adult-only skate time for ages 18 and older

Family Skate

Leisurely skate time to be enjoyed by families.  Youth 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Slower pace than the Public Skate and please keep an eye out for little ones or those just learning to skate.

Adult Shinny

Non-contact, pick-up hockey for 18 years and older

Required equipment:  skates, sticks and a CSA-approved helmet

Full-hockey gear is recommended and worn by most players for safety reasons because of the level of play.

Not all types of skating are available at one time.  Please be sure to abide by our Rules and Safety while skating.

Skating Schedule: 

Weekend Skating Schedule
Program Day Time Location Updates
Public Skate Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Multiplex

Shorty Brown Arena

Cancelled until further notice
Family Skate Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Multiplex

Shorty Brown Arena

Cancelled until further notice
Public Skate Sunday 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Multiplex

Shorty Brown Arena

Cancelled until further notice
Weekday Skating Schedule
ProgramDayTimeLocationUpdates
Public Skate Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Multiplex

Shorty Brown Arena

Cancelled until further notice
Public Skate Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Multiplex

Ed Jeske Arena

Cancelled until further notice
Adult Shinny Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Multiplex

Shorty Brown Arena

Cancelled until further notice

 *Skating Schedule last updated January 8, 2022

The City also invites you to visit our outdoor ice rinks during the winter!

Three girls smiling at Public Skating

Contacts

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699