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Rec Skating & Hockey

View the weekly Recreation Calendar by hovering over the Sports & Clubs menu item above, then click on the Recreation column heading.  This schedule is updated weekly every Tuesday.

Rec Skating

Rec Skating
Red Rink

Rec Hockey and Rec Skating take place in the Red Rink, located in the Gryphon Centre Arena. 

Gold Rink

Rec Skate takes place at the Gold Rink, located in the Gryphon Centre Arena. 

Rec Skating
Red Rink
Gold Rink

Rec Skate is open to skaters of all ability levels, lace up & skate along to some great music.


All Visitors must be prepared with the following,  every time they access our facilities: 

  • U of G’s COVID-19 Screening Form
  • Enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code (digital or printed)
  • Please view Screening/Vaccination requirements full details here

Rec Skate Protocols

  • If you experience any symptoms on the screening form or do not feel well, please stay home
  • Everyone must check-in with Rink Attendant upon arrival
  • Everyone must obey physical distancing guidelines while in the facility
  • Face masks must be worn while in the facility.  
  • Bandanas and scarves are not acceptable face coverings. 
  • Face masks must be worn up until users step onto the ice surface and then placed back on when stepping off the ice surface
  • Socially distanced benches will be available for users to change in and out of skates
  • Open to skaters of all ability levels
  • Use of proper Learn to Skate Aids/Stabilizers/Walkers are permitted
  • Sticks, pucks, strollers, chairs, etc. not permitted
  • CSA approved hockey helmets are strongly recommended for all participants on the ice
  • CSA approved hockey helmets are MANDATORY for children 7yrs & younger
  • All children under the age of 14 must be supervised by Parent/Guardian at all times
  • Excessive speed, dangerous skating or games not permitted
  • Users must recognize and accept the risks inherent in this activity
  • Users are responsible for their own personal health and safety
  • Users must recognize and respect the participation of others and obey directions from Department of Athletics staff
  • Users must respect the safety of attendants - no one is permitted on the ice surface until the Zamboni gate is fully closed
  • Sunflower seeds, tobacco or smokeless tobacco products are not permitted in dressing rooms or facility
  • Report any unusual, suspicious or inappropriate behavior to Facility Staff
  • In case of emergency, contact EMERGENCY SERVICES (519) 840-5000
Equipment Rental

Ice Skates are not available as a rental item. 

Facility Guidelines

Athletics is committed to providing a safe, inviting recreation experience for the University of Guelph community. Please assist us by adhering to the following guidelines.

  1. Individuals must be 12 years or older to participate in NRG Classes and 16 years or older to use the Fitness Centre.
  2. Persons 15 years of age and under participating in Recreation activities must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian at all times.
  3. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn.
  4. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces.
  5. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  6. Food or glass bottles are not permitted in the gymnasiums or program rooms.
  7. Inappropriate behavior such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of building access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  8. All programming ends 30 minutes prior to the building closing. All equipment must be returned at this time.
  9. Change rooms will be inspected by a Client Services Representative upon building closure.
  10. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from facility and/or loss of access privileges.

Please forward any comments or suggestions to Client Services 519-824-4120 ext. 56253.



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Gryphon Centre

149 Reynolds Walk, Guelph ON, N1G 4Z8