Arenas and outdoor rinks

Locations, hours and volunteer details for Waterloo's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks. Visit our skating and hockey pages for programming details.

Indoor arenas

Waterloo Public Square rink (closed for the season)

The city maintains an outdoor rink in the uptown at Waterloo Public Square, located at 75 King Street South. During cold weather months it's open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For weather related closures, call 519-886-1177. Note that we don't rent skates on site and hockey sticks and pucks aren't allowed.

Outdoor community rinks

These rinks are located at local schools and parks, and run by our team of volunteers. If you're interesting in helping out or starting a new rink contact waterloorinks@waterloo.ca or call 519-886-1177 x 27253. It's a minimum commitment of two hours/week.

Locations and hours

Use our parks map to find outdoor rink locations. Hours and schedules vary. Check list of PDF schedules below.

Rules for outdoor rinks

  • the use of appropriate helmets is strongly recommended
  • please respect our environment, dispose of litter in the receptacle provided
  • slap shots are not permitted at any time
  • pucks must stay on the rink surface at all times
  • hockey will be permitted during posted hours only
  • refrain from skating during periods of thaw when ice surface is wet or soft