Waterloo has eight indoor ice pads at four different facilities. Most are available for rent throughout the year.

All have free parking and accept cash, debit and credit. Check our cancellations page to make sure the ice pads are operating as usual.

On this page

  1. How to register online for skating
  2. Skating schedule
  3. Register for adult shinny
  4. Power skating clinics
  5. Fees, rules and equipment

How to register online for skating

  • book a skate time on ActiveWaterloo
  • online booking opens 72 hours in advance
  • register for adult shinny and stick and puck on PickupHub

Skating schedule

All programs are at RIM Park Manulife Sportplex.

Find and book a skate time on ActiveWaterloo

Adult shinny

Find dates and times to get out on the ice on PickupHub.

Power skating clinics

The City of Waterloo operates the annual Power Skating program in August. Registration on ActiveWaterloo beginning March 8. Please review the details of each level as changes may occur to age groupings and skill expectations. 

Questions related to power skating can be sent to

Fees, rules and equipment

Skating fees

This chart outlines single admission costs and multiple visit costs using our FitPass. FitPasses can be purchased at skating facilities or online using ActiveWaterloo. Prices include HST.

Age category


10 visit pass

25 visit pass

Child and youth (3 to 17)




Adult (18 to 54)




Family* (up to four people)




Additional family member



Parent and child skate




Parent and child shinny**



Seniors (55+)




*Family admission includes two adults and two children - a maximum of four people. Additional family members are $2.40 per person. Parents must be with children when using the pass. Maximum three extra children. **During the school year, children must be 13 or younger. In July and August, children must be eight or younger.

Skate rentals

The Eastside Branch of the Waterloo Public Library is located at RIM Park and offers a skate borrowing program.

Skating aids

We have wheelchair skates (skis that attach to a wheelchair) available at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex and WMRC. We recommend calling ahead to the facility reserve them.

We don't rent or provide other skating aids (such as push bars). You can use your own at the facility staff's discretion.

Skating rules

Be considerate of others by continually moving along the boards and controlling your speed.

At the facility staff's discretion, you can only bring strollers on the ice during parent and child skates.

Do not bring food or drinks on the ice.

Participants must only wear skates on the ice.

Do not carry children or pull sleighs while skating.

Do not skate at excessive speeds or cut in and out of people while skating.

Do not play tag or play rough, such as pushing or pulling.

We strongly recommend that all participants wear CSA-approved safety equipment, including head, eye and facial protection, during all skating programs.