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Rec Skating & Hockey

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

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Rec Skating

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

Rec Skating

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

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 Hockey

No referees. Full equipment including cages are required. 

Rec Skating
Red Rink
Gold Rink
Rec Hockey

Drop-in Rec Protocols

  • If you experience any symptoms on the screening form or do not feel well, please stay home
  • All users will enter through the Larry Pearson entrance
  • Everyone must check-in with a Rink Attendant upon arrival
  • Everyone must obey physical distancing guidelines while in the facility
  • Mask requirements, view details here.
  • Recreation Hockey limited to individuals 18+
  • Children (Ages 5-12) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (16+), that must be within eyesight of the child at all times.  The parent/guardian is required to purchase a membership if they are participating with the child, but are not required if only watching.  Waiver must be signed by parent/guardian (18+).  View more details about Child & Youth Memberships here
  • 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
  • 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.   

Please assist us by adhering to the following Facility Guidelines:

  • All users must enter via the front entrance. University of Guelph Students/Members are required to swipe in with their Student/Membership card.  Fitness Centre users will be required to swipe again at the Fitness Centre Desk
  • Non-Members can purchase a Day Pass in-person at Client Services or purchase a Monthly Recreation Membership online
  • DO NOT SHARE your membership card.  This will result in loss of privileges
  • All children (individuals 12 years of age or younger) must always be accompanied by an adult while in the building
  • Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room designated for their gender
  • Universal/Non-Gender change rooms available for families and individuals looking for a non-gender specific space
  • Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn
  • Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces
  • Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants
  • Food or glass bottles are not permitted in the gymnasiums or program rooms
  • Bicycles are not to be brought inside University buildings and stored in corridors, stairwells, or personal offices as tires track in dirt and the fabric of the structures inevitably gets damaged (scratched or punctured walls, oil and grease on floors and carpets etc.). Outside bicycle racks are provided. Unobstructed egress from University buildings is essential for safe emergency evacuations
  • 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
  • Users must recognize and accept the risks inherent in any Activity
  • Users are responsible for their own personal health and safety
  • All programming ends 30-60 minutes prior to the building closing.  All equipment must be returned at this time
  • Change rooms will be inspected by a Client Services Representative upon building closure

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

There is NO Access to Athletics facilities & programs without a registered program, membership, Day Pass, Ticket or Rental Permit, otherwise you will be trespassing, and the Campus Safety Office will be contacted. 

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