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All public skating and shinny sessions take place at the Multiplex located at 41 Kam Lake Road.  

To prevent the spread of Covid-19, residents must be either a facility rental user group or attending a program to use the facility. You can book Public Skates and other drop-in programs up to seven (7) days in advance online:


Upon arrival at the facility, please check-in with the front desk for payment. All individuals who enter the facility must fill out a COVID Contact Tracing form. For more information on Covid-19 procedures when using our facilities, visit our drop-in programming page.

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:

Public Skate Sundays 1:15pm-3:00pm


Shorty Brown Arena

Done for season
Public Skate  Saturdays 6:00pm-7:00pm


Shorty Brown Arena

Done for season
Public Skate Weekdays  12:00pm-1:00pm


Ed Jeske Arena

Done for season
Adult Shinny Weekdays 12:00pm-1:00pm


Shorty Brown Arena

Done for season

*Skating Schedule last updated May 4, 2021

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

Three girls smiling at Public Skating


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