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Rules and Safety


Public Skating


Please adhere to the following rules when public skating at a City facility:

  • Patrons must respect, listen, and follow instructions from the on-site skating supervisor at all t imes. Please report all accidents or injuries to the on-site supervisor immediately.
  • Skaters are asked to skate at a sensible and safe speed in the same direction as other skaters. Please stop when the whistle is sounded.
  • Only persons wearing skates are permitted on the ice surface .
  • CSA-approved helmets are mandatory for Shinny Hockey. It is highly recommended that all skaters wear a CSA-approved helmet during all skating sessions.
  • The centre of the ice surface is reserved for children and less confident skaters.
  • Children 6 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian who is also on skates.
  • Wheelchairs, Strollers and Skating Aids:

    • Wheelchairs, strollers and E-Z gliders are permitted during Family and Public Skating sessions with the accompaniment of a responsible person on skates.
    • Wheels must be cleaned prior to entering the ice surface to ensure the safety of all other skaters.
    • Helmets are required for stroller and wheelchair occupants.
    • Wheelchair/stroller occupants are asked to utilize the perimeter of the ice closest to the boards.
    • Chairs are not permitted on the ice.
  • Patrons of City facilities are personally responsible for ensuring that they are fit to participate in physical activities. Anyone with a condition affecting his/her ability to participate must take appropriate safety precautions to ensure his/her own safety and is encouraged to be accompanied by an adult who is knowledgeable about his/her condition
  • The following are NOT PERMITTED on the ice at any time:

    • carrying children (including baby carriers).
    • using headsets, cell phones, or other hand-held electronic devices
    • consuming food and drinks. They are to be enjoyed in the lobby or stands.
    • foul language or inappropriate behaviour.  Such behaviour will result in immediate removal from the facility.
    • games, tag, rough-play, or speed skating
    • hockey sticks or pucks, except during Shinny Hockey.

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 Administrator - (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