Skating & Hockey Drop-In

Daily Schedules

12:15pm - 1:45pm
Duffer Hockey (August 17 ONLY)*
10:00am - 11:30am
Adult Skate (Begins Sept 15)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
8:30am - 10:15am
Over 40's Stick & Puck (Begins Sept 9)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
10:00am - 11:30am
Adult Skate (Begins Sept 17)
8:30am - 10:15am
Over 40's Stick & Puck (Begins Sept 11)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
11:45am - 1:15pm
18 years+ Stick & Puck (Begins Sept 11)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Open Skate (Begins Oct 3)
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Family Skate (Begins Oct 4)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Parent & Child Hockey (Begins Oct 4)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
8:00pm - 9:30pm
18 years+ Stick & Puck (Begins Sept 13)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre


** Due to the effects of Covid-19 no helmet or skate rentals are available. No drop-ins are offered at this time, all access to the arena must be pre-registered online or by phone at 250-595-7946. 


Guidelines for sessions:

•    If you are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the facility. 
•    No drop-ins will be available at this time, all access to the arena must be pre-registered online or by phone at 250-595-7946.
•    Please practice physical distancing, remain 2 metres apart at all times.
•    Please enter the arena by the exterior arena doors only and follow the foot traffic directional signage posted.
•    Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to their registered ice time.
•    Only one parent/guardian per child may enter the facility.
•    Please arrive dressed in full equipment except for skates. Limit personal items in the lobby/arena.
•    Skaters will remove shoes and put on skates in the marked areas and take shoes and limited personal items to the storage area by the on-ice gates.
•    Skate and helmet rentals are not available at this time.
•    When possible, parents are asked to keep their child’s belongings with them.
•    Hockey dressing rooms and showers will not be available.
•    Skaters will enter the ice by the on-ice gates and spectators will procced to the spectator area by following the directional signage posted.
•    Skaters must have their own clearly labelled full water bottle.
•    Participants must remain 6 feet apart from all other participants when on ice, during all drills and activities.
•    Absolutely no game play, scrimmages or contact drills.
•    Absolutely no spitting!
•    Wash or sanitize your hands or upon arrival and before you leave the facility. Hand sanitizers will be available in common areas.
•    Skaters will exit the ice via following the directional signage posted to collect their shoes and limited personal items by the off-ice gates. Please sit in the marked areas only.
•    Parent or guardians will follow the directional signage to meet up with their child in the exit area to bring them their shoes and belongings.
•    Please exit within 15 minutes of the completion of the program. 
Rules are subject to change and will be updated as needed. Those disregarding rules may be asked to leave the facility.
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture follows the direction of the public health authorities.
Contact Arena Coordinator if any issues arise: 250-370-7113
For updates on COVID-19 visit

All schedules subject to change.


Session descriptions noted below...

Skating & Hockey Drop-In

See table below for Pre-Registered Drop-in times

Daily Schedules

Open Skate

Extra Open Skate and Stick and Puck Sessions above are for August 31-September 1, 2020.

Fall 2020 Registered Skating Sessions – September to December

See the Table for times.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  Adult Skate 
(Sept 15-Dec 15)
Over-40’s Stick and Puck
8:30-10:15am (Sept 9-Dec 16)
Adult Skate 
(Sept 15-Dec 17)
Over-40’s Stick and Puck
8:30-10:15am (Sept 11-Dec 18)
Open Skate – 7:30-9:00pm
(Oct 3-Dec 19)
Family Skate – 1:45-3pm – Sundays - (Oct 4 - Dec 20)
        18yrs+ Stick & Puck
11:45am –1:15pm(Sept 11-Dec 18)
  Parent & Child Hockey
(Oct 4 - Dec 20)
            18yrs+ Stick & Puck
( Oct 4 – Dec 20)


Guidelines for Registering for FALL Registered Skating sessions:

  • Skaters must register to attend these sessions.

  • No Skate or Helmet Rentals or personal equipment of any kinds is available to the public for any of these sessions

  • Registration for ALL sessions opens weekly Wednesdays at 10am

  • Please register online ONLY to pay and hold your spot.

Steps to register ONLINE:

Step 1:   Ensure your Oak Bay online account and login is set up.

Step 2:   Login with user ID and password at:

Step 3:   Click the Schedule Button near the top left of the screen.

Step 4:   Click Duffer Hockey under the Skating menu.

Step 5:   Select date and type of Duffer and click Reserve.

Step: 6:   Choose your method of payment.

Registered Duffer Hockey

Registration opens December 1, 2020.

40+ sessions

Mondays: January 4–March 8
Wednesdays: January 6–March 10

18+ Sessions

Fridays: January–March12

Enjoy playing full hockey scrimmages with a set cohort of 19 players, 1 staff and 2 goalies, for an extended period of time. As per Viasport Phase 3 safe return to play guidelines, hockey is defined as a sport with frequent or sustained contact during game play.  Game play is permitted to occur within the cohort environment. As such, once this program starts, there will be no late registration permitted in order to assure that the cohort is not compromised. Please carefully review the rules and policy for coming and leaving the rink located on your program confirmation.

Fall Guide

Registration starts August 24.

View Guide