Skating & Hockey Drop-In

Daily Schedules

12:15pm - 1:45pm
Duffer Hockey (August 17 ONLY)*
8:30am - 10:15am
Over 40's Duffer Hockey** (NEW online Registration - See Below)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Parent & Child Skate
8:30am - 9:45am
Over 50's Duffer Hockey** (NEW online Registration - See Below)
10:00am - 11:30am
Adult Skate
11:45am - 1:15pm
Duffer Lunchtime Hockey* (NEW online Registration - See Below)
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Everyone Welcome $3
8:30am - 10:15am
Over 40's Duffer Hockey** (NEW online Registration - See Below)
8:30am - 9:45am
Over 50's Duffer Hockey** (NEW online Registration - See Below)
10:00am - 11:30am
Adult Skate
11:45am - 1:15pm
Duffer Lunchtime Hockey* (NEW online Registration - See Below)
11:59pm - 1:30am
Everyone Welcome
8:30am - 10:15am
Over 40's Duffer Hockey** (NEW online Registration - See Below)
11:45am - 1:15pm
Duffer Lunchtime Hockey* (NEW online Registration - See Below)
7:30pm - 9:15pm
Everyone Welcome Stick & Puck
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Everyone Welcome
12:00pm - 2:45pm
Family Skate
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Everyone Welcome
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Parent & Child Hockey
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Everyone Welcome $3

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULES:

​Current Skating Schedule  [PDF - 174 KB]

Holiday Schedule: December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018 [PDF - 243 KB]

All schedules subject to change.

* DUFFER HOCKEY $6.75
** OVER 40 & 50 DUFFER $6.75

NEW Online Duffer Hockey Registration!

  1. Ensure personal Oak Bay online account and login is set up.
  2. Over 40’s & 0ver 50’s Duffer: Login at 5:30pm the day before you want to play, using your user ID and password. Lunchtime Duffer: Login at 8:45am the day you want to play (starting January 1st, 2018 login at 5:45pm the day before you want to play) using your user ID and password.
  3. Click the Schedule button near the top left of the screen.
  4. Click Duffer Hockey under the Skating menu.
  5. Choose the date and type of Duffer and click Reserve (If the session is full you will add you to the waitlist).
  6. 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.
  7. All registrants must still check in 10 minutes prior at Reception before attending the Duffer drop-in session.

Phone in Duffer Hockey Registration:

Goalies play for FREE and call in two weeks in advance to book their spots. Phone 250-595-7946 to sign up.

Lunchtime Duffer Hockey:
Phone 250-595-7946 at 9:30am on the day you want to play to reserve a spot.

Over 40's/50's Duffer Hockey:
Phone 250-595-7946 after 6pm the day before you want to play to reserve your spot.

Duffer is Included with an Adult Annual Pass.

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
  • Extra Public Skates (Holiday and Pro-D Days)

Strollers will only be allowed on the ice during skates if patron numbers are low (under 150) for the following skates:

  • Monday Children and Parent Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Tuesday $3 Everyone Welcome Skate
  • Sunday Family Skate (arena toys allowed)
  • Sunday Everyone Welcome Skate
  • Extra Public Skates (Holiday and Pro-D Days)

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 (under 150)
  • 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...


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, 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, 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, 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, Thursdays, and Sunday evenings. 

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!

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