Skating & Hockey Drop-In

Daily Schedules

12:15pm - 1:45pm
Duffer Hockey (August 17 ONLY)*
See PDF Schedules Below
See PDF Schedules Below
See PDF Schedules Below
See PDF Schedules Below
See PDF Schedules Below
See PDF Schedules Below
See PDF Schedules Below

Closure Notices: Oak Bay Recreation Facilities and Parks

All schedules subject to change.

Over 40’s & Over 50’s Duffer Hockey Registration:

Cost: $6.75

  • Over 40’s & 0ver 50’s Duffer Hockey Players : Phone 250-598-GOAL (4625) after 6:30pm the day before you want to play
  • Players MUST arrive in person by 8:20am to keep their spot
  • Over 40’s & 0ver 50’s Duffer Hockey Goalies: Phone 250-595-7946 anytime to book a goalie sport for FREE!
  • Goalie Spots are restricted to 2 weeks in advance

Lunch time Duffer Hockey Registration:

  • Lunch time Duffer Hockey Players : Register online at 6:45pm the day before you want to play
  • Players MUST arrive in person by 11:35am to keep their spot

Lunch time Duffer Hockey Goalies:  Phone 250-595-7946 anytime to book a goalie sport for FREE!
Goalie Spots have no advance booking restrictions

HOW TO BOOK YOUR DUFFER LUNCH TIME REGISTRATION ONLINE:

  • Ensure personal Oak Bay online account and login is set up
  • Click the Schedule button near the top left of the screen
  • Click Duffer Hockey under the Skating menu
  • Choose the date and type of Duffer and click Reserve (If the session is full you will add you to the waitlist)
  • The system recognizes those with active Annual memberships and automatically choose the no fee option. For all others, choose your method of payment. Econo ticket holders are the only participants able to register online and submit payment (econo ticket) at Reception
  • All registrants must still check in 10 minutes prior at Reception before attending the Duffer drop-in session

Duffer is Included with an Adult Annual Pass. 

Public Weekly Skating Sessions:

  • Equipment allowed on ice during Public Skates

Skating aids will only be put out at skates in a coned off area indicated if patron numbers are low (under 150) for the following skates:

  • Monday Children & Parent Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Sunday Family Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Sunday Everyone Welcome Skate (NO arena toys allowed)
  • Extra Public Skates such as Holiday and Pro-D Days (Arena toys allowed based on patron number. Toys allowed if numbers are under 50)

Strollers will only be allowed on the ice during skates if patron numbers are low (under 75) for the following skates:

  • Monday Children and Parent Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Tuesday $3 Everyone Welcome Skate (NO arena toys allowed )
  • Sunday Family Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Sunday Everyone Welcome Skate ( NO arena toys allowed)
  • Extra Public Skates such as Holiday and Pro-D Days (Arena toys allowed based on patron number. Toys allowed if numbers are under 50)

Shinny Hockey game (with sticks and helmets) and use of sponge pucks will be used in a coned off arena on the ice for the following skates:

  • Monday Children and Parent Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Friday Everyone Welcome Skate and Stick and Puck  
  • Sunday Parent & Child Hockey

Please note: Large cones are allowed at all public skates to assist skaters.

Whether it’s an afternoon skate with your family, or a night out with your friends, Oak Bay Recreation Centre will offer a fun-filled time on the ice!

Skating and Duffer Hockey sessions are included with your Annual Pass.

Session descriptions noted below...

Whether it’s an afternoon skate with your family, or a night out with your friends, Oak Bay Recreation Centre will offer a fun-filled time on the ice!

Skating and Duffer Hockey sessions are included with your Annual Pass.

Session descriptions noted below...


Adult Skate (18 years & over)

Come out and skate Tuesday and Thursday mornings to Big Band music.

Duffer Hockey - Lunchtime

Drop-in co-ed hockey for players 18 years and up. See sign up information at top of page. Full gear is mandatory – visor or cage , neck guard & shoulder pads are highly recommended.

Duffer Hockey - Over 40's

Drop-in co-ed hockey for players 40 years and up. See sign up information at top of page. Full gear is mandatory - visor or cage, neck guard & shoulder pads are highly recommended.

Duffer Hockey - Over 50's

Drop-in co-ed hockey for players 50 years and up. See sign up information at top of page. Full gear is mandatory - visor or cage neck guard & shoulder pads are highly recommended.

Everyone Welcome

Skating for all ages! See the web for special event theme skates.

Fridays Everyone Welcome & Stick and Puck Skate

Shared ice to drop-in and work on your passing, stick handling or casual skating. For all ages. Players must bring their own stick and wear a helmet and gloves. Sponge pucks only, available for a $2 deposit.

Everyone Welcome $3

What a deal! Only $3 admission and $2 skate rentals on Tuesdays and Midnight on Thursdays.  

Family Skate

A great time for families to have fun! Enjoy a special beginner’s corner for preschoolers. Strollers allowed on the ice with permission, please. See the web for special event theme skates.

Parent & Child Hockey

Sponge puck hockey with a special area for beginners. Parents must go on the ice. Children to wear helmets and face mask please. Admission price includes an adult and up to two children and children’s rentals. Sponge pucks only.

Parent & Child Skate

Children under 8 years are welcome with their parents/guardians to skate to music and have fun with skating equipment. Please note: During Christmas, Spring Break, Stat holidays and Pro-D Days this skate becomes an Everyone Welcome Skate. Please see the Event Calendar for current season information.

Summer Stick & Puck Skate

Drop-in to practice your skills. Players must bring a stick and wear a helmet and gloves. 

Summer Stick & Puck Rules:

  • All Participants pay at the front reception till
  • All Participants must wear helmet, hockey gloves, skates and have their own hockey stick
  • Participants under 18 MUST WEAR A FULL FACE SHIELD
  • NO GOALIES
  • No Games (stick and puck is for individual skill development)
  • We highly recommend that participants under 12 are accompanied on the ice with a paid adult
  • Slap shots permitted when there is a clear lane to the net
  • No slap shots at side boards
  • No shooting at side boards
  • No shooting at the net when a fellow participant is retrieving the puck from the net
  • HAVE FUN!

Summer Camp Guide

Registration Starts April 1

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