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 (open 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 519-747-8772. 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 schedules below.

Additional rinks

Angler Way

Time Monday/Wednesday/Friday Tuesday/Thursday Saturday Sunday
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Skating Hockey Skating Hockey
10:00 a.m. to noon Hockey Skating Hockey Skating
Noon to 2:00 p.m. Skating Hockey Skating Hockey
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hockey Skating Hockey Skating
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Skating Hockey Skating Hockey
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Hockey Skating Hockey Skating
9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Rink closed for maintenance

Carriage Way

Time Monday/Wednesday/Friday Tuesday/Thursday Saturday Sunday
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Skating Hockey Hockey Skating
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hockey Skating Skating Hockey
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Skating Hockey Hockey Skating
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Skating Hockey Skating Hockey
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Hockey Skating Hockey Hockey
10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Rink closed for maintenance

Thorndale Park

Time Monday/Wednesday/Friday Tuesday/Thursday Saturday/Sunday/Holidays
9:00 a.m. to noon Skating Skating Hockey
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Skating Skating Skating
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Hockey Skating Hockey
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Skating Hockey Skating
8:00 to 10:30 p.m. Hockey Hockey Hockey
10:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Rink closed for maintenance

Eastbridge Green

Time Monday/Wednesday/Friday Tuesday/Thursday Saturday/Sunday/Holidays
9:00 a.m. to noon Skating Skating Hockey
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Skating Skating Skating
3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Hockey Skating Hockey
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Skating Hockey Skating
8:00 to 10:30 p.m. Hockey Hockey Hockey
10:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Rink closed for maintenance

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
  • keep children, pets, and vulnerable individuals away from rink surfaces that are wet or thawed