The ice season at the Coldwater Community Centre starts in October 2023 and runs until late-March 2024.  We offer a variety of public skating and shinny hockey programs for all ages and abilities. 

Public skating

For updated information on public skating options, please contact the Coldwater Community Centre at 705-686-3322. The public skating schedule may be affected by ice bookings (i.e., tournaments), holidays, and school breaks.

Public skating schedule 

Moms, pops and tots

Parents and caregivers with 

children ages eight and


Tuesdays and 


9:00 a.m. to  

9:50 a.m.   

1:00 p.m. to  

1:50 p.m.    


Seniors skate

Seniors ages 55 plus

Tuesdays and


9:00 a.m. to 

9:50 a.m.  

1:00 p.m. to 

1:50 p.m. 


All ages skate All ages Sundays

12:30 p.m. to 

1:50 p.m.            

$1.75 per youth

$2.50 per adult

$6.00 per family  

Shinny hockey

Try drop-in shinny hockey with your friends and family. We offer senior and adult programs. Helmets and gloves are required.

Shinny hockey schedule

Regular shinny

18 to 54     

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.        


Seniors shinny

55 plus

Tuesdays and Thursdays       

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.


Public skating sponsors

Thank you to our generous local businesses and service clubs for sponsoring public skating and making some sessions free for families and participants.

Contact us if you'd like to sponsor a public skate. 

Public skating sponsors 2022 to 2023

Sunday, November 6: Telford Property Management

Sunday, January 8: Berg Industrial Service Inc.

Sunday ,November 20: Garraway's Electrical Services

Sunday, January 15: Tatham Engineering

Sunday, November 13: Simcoe Sewer and Water Sunday, January 22: VanderCor Contracting
Sunday, November 27: Coldwater Auto Parts Sunday, January 29: Topline Feed and Farm Supply
Sunday, December 4: Fred Hook Ltd.

Sunday, February 12: Rostance Electric 

Sunday, December 11: Mid Ontario Disposal

Sunday, February 19: K.J. Excavating

Sunday, December 18: Adco Tire and Auto Inc. Monday, February 20: MPP Jill Dunlop
Tuesday, December 27: Rostance Electric   
Wednesday, December 28: TD Canada Trust  
Saturday, December 31: Coldwater Lions Club  

Outdoor rinks

The Bass Lake Woodlands Park (1956 Pine Avenue) outdoor rink and the Washago Community Centre outdoor rink are currently closed.

Guidelines for use

Please follow these guidelines to ensure the rink remains open for use: 

  • children and youth should be under adult supervision
  • hockey can be played at any time when there is no one using the rink for recreational skating
  • it is highly recommended that all ice users wear a CSA-approved helmet and protective gear
  • please show consideration for our neighbours and their property
  • report all hazards, misconduct, and foul-language to Township staff
  • respect the posted schedule
  • slapshots should be avoided, especially those towards the road
  • stay off the rink during inclement or mild weather
  • use of alcohol, drugs, smoking, or vaping is not permitted

Use of the rinks is at your own risk. You voluntarily assume all risk associated with any sport or event. Township of Severn does not accept responsibility for any related risks or injuries.

Contact us to report any concerns or issues. 

Volunteer opportunities

We need volunteers for the Bass Lake Woodlands Park and Washago Community Centre outdoor rinks. Volunteers must be able to work outdoors in the cold and be available weeknights and weekend nights. Training is provided. The outdoor rinks are volunteer-dependent, meaning that they can't exist without community members willing to support them. 

Volunteer duties would include but are not limited to:

  • shoveling snow from the ice surface
  • watering (flooding) down the rink
  • ensuring the skating surface is in overall good condition
  • reporting ice conditions to Township staff

To help out, send an email to the Director of Recreation, Facilities, and Parks or call 705-325-2315 x253. 

Rink openings are weather dependent and will be announced. 

Hockey and figure skating

Check out a list a community sports clubs and organizations. There are local hockey leagues and figure skating clubs if you're interested in taking lessons or looking for structured play.